The city appears to be incapable of conducting P3 projects that are successful for all parties, not just the private sector.
Why can’t our municipal officials negotiate a fair deal? Can’t anybody here play this game?
And here’s what kills me about this. In so-called public consultations, public servants talk down to taxpayers like they are children and don’t listen to what those same citizens say.
When you see cock-ups such as Springhill, where do staffers get off patronizing the people paying their salaries when they can’t do their jobs correctly? Not a small amount of misplaced arrogance. Or maybe it isn’t arrogance … just laziness.
And no doubt Mayor Jim Watson and city council oversaw all the details on this.
The city auditor’s report is below:
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