The San Jacinto Plaza situation keeps getting worse.
The latest spin from the city is that the project is delayed because of difficulties with a specially designed cable that will support the canopy for the pigeons. They claim that they also are having problems with some of the welding.
Many of us question why the city would accept a design that required special cables from Germany.
Now it appears that we are going to have to pay those designers even more money. The Tuesday, November 17, 2015 city council agenda has an item on it to approve the third amendment to the contract between the city and the designers.
June 12, 2014 contract is issued for $500,000.00
December 4, 2014 first amendment is issued raising the contract by $50,000.
February 24, 2015 second amendment is issued raising the contract by $50,000 to $600,000.00
This Tuesday the proposed third amendment will be considered raising the contract another $38,000.
It appears that if you design a project that is difficult to build you can milk the city for extra money as you “supervise” the fiasco.
Its hard to believe that we had to hire an out of town company to design our plaza. Its also hard to believe that the city is going to spend even more money with this group.
We deserve better