"Something Stinks," "Dumped"

Number 14414
Subject City Government
Source Folio Weekly (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Year 1997
Publication Date 2/11, 4/29
Summary The first story examined a Jacksonville landfill project. Three years behind schedule and $16 million over budget, the North Landfill was a public works disaster that received virtually no local coverage. The story examined the roots of the problem and explained how city mismanagement and inadequate oversight allowed a local contractor to obtain a lucrative city contract that paid him for his time rather than his accomplishments. The second story continued to explore the landfill project, this time focusing on the role of the city's powerful public works director in arranging the questionable contract. A document search enabled us to link this man to a number of controversial decisions regarding the dump and contract.
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