Recovery oversight contract allowed overbilling, poor performance, inspector general says
Quatrevaux, for instance, confirmed Chrisman's concerns about the state loan fund. The inspector general said agreement governing how the roughly $200 million can be spent initially limited use of the loan fund to projects that qualified for federal reimbursement. However, it was changed around the time City Hall was negotiating the MWH contract to allow city officials to tap the fund to pay for management fees that may not be covered by FEMA, allowing the fund "to be permanently depleted" Quatrevaux said.
Of about $115 million paid out of the fund through January, MWH received about $22 million, the report states, adding that the possibility of recouping that money from FEMA has been "jeopardized ... by prohibited compensation terms in the contract."
Fucking eh...115 million paid out...excuse me while I go rip what's left of the hair out of my head. What did we spend 115 million on? Please show me a goddamn line item expenditure sheet. Is that too much for a citizen to ask?
Chrisman cited as "perhaps the best example" fees that MWH has charged the city for its oversight of repairs to the Municipal Auditorium. Chrisman wrote that MWH has billed the city more than $5.2 million for the project -- 6.5 percent of its projected $80 million value -- even though the Nagin administration late last year, in a controversial move, hand-picked a developer to convert the structure into a mixed-use facility.
No actual repairs have been done yet.
BUT....BUT.....Has an 80 million dollar check been cut to the developer? Remember the approx. 35 million dollar tally I just made? Well if you bring the MWH total up to 22 million, that brings the total to about 52 million. I'm betting the remainder was written to Juneau for the Municipal Auditorium development.
Jesus @#!* ing Christ on a frucking crutch.
If he paid that money out....I hope Nagin and Juneau's houses catch on fire and the NOFD refuses to go put the goddamn fires out. We've got fire stations that have had to beg and borrow to rebuild and this dickwad may have just cut his punk ass buddy an 80 million dollar check with money that was supposed to be used for recovery efforts. Recovery efforts....like....oh....I don' t know...rebuilding our fucking fire departments!
If he cut that check, I swear to Buddha I'm gonna go hang Juneau upside down out of his penthouse window in the Ritz Carlton until he agrees to return every fucking cent.
Somebody, please tell me he didn't already pay Juneau. Anyone...please? Just tell me I'm getting myself all worked up over nothing.
UPDATE: Someone did tell me I was getting myself all worked up over nothing....thank god.
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Oh boy":No contract was ever signed to manage the Auditorium. The final verson and the destinct possiilty that i would be cancelled killed the deal. What Chrismn as referring to was that the City was going to pay Juneau 5% to manage the wrk while MWH was trying to charge the City 6.5% not to. Evidenty thre wa a big fight because Boyd wanted to pay MWH for pojects that the City or others were managing- Boyd won