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Streets Report Long Overdue
Tony Kranz did his own investigating on the issue of the streets management report, after reading this ETA blog post. Kranz conveyed his findings to the city council this week and asked that the streets report be released.
Kranz reviewed the contract and found that it was approved February 2009 and the project was to be complete August 2009. The contractors expected to be working 5 months. The report will have taken 160% longer than expected to be completed. The delays mean that the council was unable to use the report in establishing this year's road maintenance budget, a major reason for spending $100k for the plan.
The report appears to have been materially complete long ago and should have been used to aid budget discussions. Kranz called the consultants and he reports that they consider their report complete. He also described evidence that the consultant has been paid for completing the report.
The first 3 minutes of the video below contains Kranz's statement.