Westside pool project in trouble again

As Gomer Pyle used to say “surprise, surprise, surprise!”

Item 13.2 on city council’s Tuesday, September 15, 2015 consent agenda reads:

Request rejection of all proposals received for Solicitation No. 2015-727R for Construction of Westside Pool as recommended by the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Capital Improvement Departments.

It is no surprise that the backup information does not give us a reason.

Evidently seven local firms placed bids.

We approved the quality of life bonds in 2012.  It is now three years later.

Could it be that the people who put the bond proposals together were wrong?  City council already killed some projects that we had approved so that they could fund this swimming pool.

We deserve better


3 Responses to Westside pool project in trouble again

  1. Reaiity Checker says:

    Why are we surprised? Let’s not forget that they didn’t get the price of the ballpark right either.

    Notice that you never hear anything about the video wall that cost millions.


  2. Helen Marshall says:

    Unless and until there is an honest accounting of the mess made by the QOL Bond issue in 2012, I will not ever support an appeal for more funding from this group of clowns. The only project that seems to have adequate funding is the not-needed arena that is apparently planned to consume twelve square blocks or so of what is left for downtown. The only way the “cultural center” will be built is to turn the Chavez theater into the center’s building. No money was allocated for staff or maintenance for a children’s museum (which has never been defined). It would be truly pathetic if not so pathologically arrogant.


  3. Of course the people who prepared those bond issues got it totally wrong, and here we are, three years later, still waiting for the quality of our lives to miraculously improve, but we got bupkus. Thanks, Joyce Wilson!


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