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Money Wasted

Lake Worth Utilities
Waste Meter
$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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  What should be done to stop the county water deal?

Recall commissioners that supported it28 %28 %28 % 28.05% (23)
Protest in numbers at commission meetings13 %13 %13 % 13.41% (11)
Protest outside city hall2 %2 %2 % 2.44% (2)
Work to put issues on November ballot (referendum)4 %4 %4 % 4.88% (4)
A combination of the above36 %36 %36 % 36.59% (30)
There's nothing we can do to stop it8 %8 %8 % 8.54% (7)
Other action - write in comments below6 %6 %6 % 6.10% (5)

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Re: What should be done to stop the county water deal? (Score: 1)
by ILoveLW on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 06:37:00 EST
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It is getting very exhausting. I think we should bring more attention to the situation, contact the media, write letters, speak in front of commission, etc. Corruption is difficult to impossible to fight alone. What about groups getting out there and distributing fliers in neighborhoods.




 
 

 
 

Re: What should be done to stop the county water deal? (Score: 1)
by FrankS on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 13:40:49 EST
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Pretty sick when you can't do anything about wrong votes based on incomplete information. The Commission should demand a special, emergency meeting right now to discuss this very serious and costly vote. Heads should role on staff if they did not reveal the facts. If this was a responsible commission, that is what they would do. NOW




 
 

 
 

Re: What should be done to stop the county water deal? (Score: 1)
by Charlie on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 15:42:37 EST
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I wouldn't mind doing any of these things but the main thing here is, it should be brought back to discuss all of the data. It should be done very quickly.




 
 

 
 

Re: What should be done to stop the county water deal? (Score: 1)
by SaveOurBeach on Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 17:58:55 EST
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Does anything do a darn bit of good in this city? I would help you. Just let me know. I want to save our beach from this Greater Bay company. What a joke.




 
 


 
 
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