Cost Of Great Park Balloons(no pun intended) By $377 Million
An independent audit of the projected cost to build the (not so)Great Park has found that the city has underestimated the cost by over $377 million dollars! My first comment about this...is anyone really surprised by this? Here's the LA Times story from this morning. This council majority is hellbent on building this thing no matter what the cost is to the Irvine taxpayers. To say they have bitten off more than they can chew would be an understatement. It's funny to read quote's from our clueless Mayor Beth Krom say that
"We are talking about converting a military base into a great metropolitan park," she said. "That's an extraordinary restoration project, and the notion that there are any absolute numbers that would be unchangeable in the evolution of this project is sort of absurd."She also said that this was "an internal document" and
"that bringing it before the Board for public discussion was “an insult to the process.”Yeah, how insulting of us to talk about this majority's incompetence Madam Mayor and question your ridiculous policies. No wonder Larry is desperately trying to pass his Secrecy Ordinance...Measure "S"ecrecy. They might want to rename their slate this November from "Keep Irvine Great" to "Keep Irvine In A Sea Of Red Ink"