Hi. I am not a city planner and I know nothing about it really. I live in a very small town in west central Illinois on the Mississippi river with a population of about 1,000. Part of it is rural, part of it is a town. It used to be a pretty decent town, but it's gone down hill pretty quickly (in my opinion.) We don't have a city planner or anything, just a mayor. We have very little money. I was wondering if there are any resources you can think of that might help a mayor, city council, and a few enthusiastic citizens. I saw a few books on Amazon. I also wondered if it was ever possible to hire someone to come to your town, evaluate it and help you formulate some plans. Like I said, we can't afford a city planner or anything, but we might be able to afford a consultant. I'm just not sure where to start. I'd appreciate any help at all. Thank you.