The pool situation is even worse than it looks.
The city went out to bid to have the pool built using the construction manager at risk method. They received seven bids, all from local contractors. Supposedly each of the firms is ready to get started tomorrow.
In a monumental abuse of the contractors the city has now decided to use competitive sealed proposals. Now that these seven firms have invested untold money hoping to get a fair break from the city and the city has seen all of their numbers, the city is going to use a different method of contracting.
Seven bids are already in. The could start right now. Instead, the city’s timeline now indicates that they should be through with the new bid process by May of 2016. They say they will start construction after that with occupancy scheduled for fall of 2017.
Maybe they will award the bid to the same group that got San Jacinto Plaza.
We deserve better