Here are some comments folks left on an OC Register story that ran awhile back:
..and guess who got that contract? Hill international is the employer of Steven Albert Chavez Lodge, in fact lodge is the Hill staffer responsible for first coping this project, and therefore in line for the 1% finders fee written into his employment contract. I have the docs if anyone wants them.
That doesnt sound very transparent...my city gets 3 bids and lists them on the Council meeting agenda, and chooses the lowest bidder, that way everyone can see whats going on and make remarks at the city council meeting if they want.
The very expensive light rail system here in Phoenix has been a HUGE failure. Nobody pays to ride, as there is an "honor system" in place. The homeless occupy most seats. There have been many incidents of fights etc AND many, many accidents. Only a trackless system should be considered.
All the money is coming from federal and county funds so far. So even if you don't live in Anaheim, you're paying for this.
What dolts. Obviously, they have no memory of the streetcars in Los Angeles, and how they jammed up traffic. And that was on streets wider than Katella! It will be the height of stupidity if the council tries to suck up to the "resort district" in this manner.
319 million dollars for a 3.2 mile trip. One word. Ridiculous. Serves no purpose whatsoever. Add a few more ART buses, there's no need for that kind of expenditure.
Well they can't solve the gang problem so build a street car system so the gangs don't have to use the bike paths.....
Tom Tait- lone voice in the wilderness of fiscal sanity.
That man could be the future of the Republican Party. He certainly could be the best mayor we've ever had. The way he has handled crises in this city is admirable, to say the least. The GOP needs to turn its head back to OC and see what one of its own is doing.
Maybe the voters should have paid close attention to who was running for council and who was backing them before they voted this past November 6th. The City Council will still only have two sane voices looking out for the citizen-taxpayers after this election. This City is in BIG Financial trouble, folks. This is only the beginningOnce again the city council of anaheim has failed. where is all of the money going to come from? are those people arrogent enough to believe the citizens will pass a bond to pay for it? a lot of buses and other forms of transportation could be purchased for 9.6 mil. many of the city streets are still in dire need of repair and 9.6 mil has just been flushed.
No, you are missing the point, Jim- "...guess who got that contract? Hill international is the employer of Steven Albert Chavez Lodge, in fact lodge is the Hill staffer responsible for first coping this project, and therefore in line for the 1% finders fee written into his employment contract." This is taxpayer money and cronyism runs rampant with it.
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