Sacramento, the city is becoming more corrupt by the day.  The billionaires running the city, along with the unions, said they needed $212 million to build an arena.  The people agreed—they then found out the bonds were for $92 million MORE!  Also, citizens of the city will not be allowed to work on the project unless they pay a bribe to a union.  But, at least the bidding process for the crooked contracts will be open.

Not any more.  Even an open bidding process has been stopped.  This is Chicago type government—give contracts to friends and donors—regardless of the cost.  Is it possible the extra $92 million was really needed for inflated contracts and payoffs?

“But in order to meet an agreement to have the arena completed by no later than 2017 or face the prospect of the team being moved elsewhere, suspending competitive bidding helps accelerate the schedule for construction, the item states.

“Suspending competitive bidding now does not commit the city to ultimately approve the ESC project or the definitive legal documents,” according to the agenda item from city of Sacramento staff. Separate agenda items will cover the arena’s involvement with local and small businesses and a debt financing plan.

Sacramento is trying to become the Chicago of the West.

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City council to consider making arena project noncompetitive

 

Ben van der Meer, Sacramento Business Journal, 12/9/13

The Sacramento City Council will consider making future bidding for jobs to build the new downtown arena for Sacramento Kings noncompetitive, with an eye on deadline.

“While city staff is recommending that the council suspend the competitive bidding requirement, this does not mean that work on the ESC project will not be competitively bid,” according to an agenda item. “… Both the design and the preconstruction services firms were selected through a competitive process with city involvement.”

As well, future contracting and subcontracting work on the arena will be competitively bid by lead contractor Turner Construction and other members of the arena project team.

But in order to meet an agreement to have the arena completed by no later than 2017 or face the prospect of the team being moved elsewhere, suspending competitive bidding helps accelerate the schedule for construction, the item states.

“Suspending competitive bidding now does not commit the city to ultimately approve the ESC project or the definitive legal documents,” according to the agenda item from city of Sacramento staff. Separate agenda items will cover the arena’s involvement with local and small businesses and a debt financing plan.

The item suggests the critical period for using non-competitive bidding will be after the council is scheduled to vote on the arena proposal itself next April.

At least two-thirds of the council must vote to approve the suspension of competitive bidding.

In other Kings news, the city treasurer is expected to report on a debt repayment plan for the new arena, according to KOVR-TV Channel 13.

 

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