Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another sneaky 3 p.m. City Commission Special Meeting - this time to spend $25 million on the Reverse Osmosis Plant

This e-mail notice was sent out a little before 6 p.m. YESTERDAY. I thought it was amending the already scheduled 5:30 p.m. budget meeting since it said "Amended" - but it's actually a new meeting. The staff back-up, which is available by clicking the title above, was written September 19th - which would still have made possible a distribution and notification of the PUBLIC sometime on Monday - which would at least afford a minimum opportunity to review what is proposed - but still not enough notice for such a high dollar amount item and something so critical to the city's future.

And, we have yet another meeting scheduled during the middle of the afternoon instead of during the evening hours.

If you read the back-up, the city's negotiations with Arcadis - which was the firm selected for the design engineering work - failed. We are left not knowing why they failed. We are only left with the realization that the work will be going to Mock Roos - the city's wealthy engineering firm since 1957.

I thought this Commission wasn't made up of the "good ol' boys?"