The story goes like this...The Department of Redevelopment was to come up with on half of a CSO project. The Sewer board the other half. After a lot of engineering costs the project was bid and awarded to a contractor. The total project was say 1.6 million. The Department of Redevelopment after the contract was awarded said, no we don't really want that project. It might lead to a canal and politically it would be suicide to admit that the canal was ever a good idea.
The contractor sued and wants $800,000.00 ( his anticipated Profit). The Department of Redevelopment said "oopsie" we now want the project. The contractor now says I want $300,000.00 more than the original price because of the City's delay. Total SNAFU by the Department of Redevelopment and the mayor. The Taxpayer takes it in the ear or is it the rear. Are you listening Shay? Are your minions so in love with City Government that they no longer print the news?