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Resource ID: #18654
Subject: City Government
Source: SF Weekly
Date: 2001-08-08



SF Weekly reports on a public works project gone down the drain. The Martin Luther King swimming pool, that was to be built in a largely poor and minority neighborhood, was one of the projects championed by the mayor. But mismanagement on the part of public works officials and the contractor selected to do the work, lead to over a year and $1.5 million in delays. The contractor won the bid by listing his wife's company as one of the minority sub-contractors. A local dentist was hired as public relations manager for the project -- for $100,000. The second story is about the renovation of a firehouse awarded to the same contractor.

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