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Lake Worth Utilities
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$50,000
... for an arc flash study that Mr. Reyes was qualified to do in house and at no cost to taxpayers.
$200,000
... the estimated engineering cost of the express feeder which could also be done in house at no cost to taxpayers.
$591,898
... wasted when insurance requirements were circumvented by the city manager and utility director.
$123,098
... wasted when plant manager Dave Mulvay’s first attempt at writing a scope of work contained a defect that cost taxpayers an extra $123,098 for tainting the bidding process and giving unfair advantage to one bidder over another. - April 2009
$64,000
... wasted when the Matrix organizational study to save taxpayers money was scrapped in favor of higher cost outsourcing by city manager Stanton.
$450,000
... wasted engineering design cost of water piping and tanks (original county water deal) that will never be built.
$59,975
... wasted when additional costs were incurred for not following insurance procedure on transformer repair.
$82,620
... wasted when the commission unanimously voted to order transformers when we had equivalent replacements already in stock since the upgrade. - 15 Sep. 2009
Total Taxpayer Dollars Wasted:
$1,621,591
 
 

 
 
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  Sharper Pencils Needed
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 14:42:36 EST by Delta_Data_Services

Editorials

By Christopher Cullen




For those in public administration who feel that a 10% or even a 15% pay raise next year is a reasonable figure, history is at odds with your assessment. Aside from the fact that the U.S. economy is in meltdown mode, there is not even marginal support for increases of that magnitude, as the chart below indicates:

Of course there are always individual exceptions. But granting an exceptional increase in pay requires objective support in the form of numerical evidence -- or at least it should, if the public interest is to be faithfully served.




 
 

 
 
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