I guess it depends on the town. If you have a "steering committee" or some other on-going public forum that is for the most part facilitated by the consultant the costs become astronomical. To keep costs down, urge your City to have a few open houses or some other type of public participation. On-going committees eat up $$ like you wouldn't believe.SW MI Planner said:$21,000!!!!! Holy smokes!!! It is costing that much to rewrite our master plan. Is it normal for a rewrite to cost that much? I haven't been....er, lucky enough to have to do that yet (coming up next year), so I have no idea.