We must ask "WHY?"

We must ask "WHY?"

WHY?

WHY?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Parking and money

We payed $28 million for a $12 million parking garage. But that's OK because it's really an 'Intermodel center'. But the city doesn't have the money for the MINIMUM safety standards put out in the Lloyds study.

According to the Times Leader

According to the timesheets, Goals Consulting began working on the project on Jan. 9. Goals Consulting was retained by Fox Rothschild, where Murphy’s brother, Patrick, is a partner. There have been four timesheets submitted, all signed by J.J. Murphy:

Jan. 9-16 – 20.1 hours at $300 per hour, $6,050, plus $79.20 in expenses, total $6,129.20.

Jan. 17-31 – 21.1 hours at $300 per hour, $6,330, plus $79.30 expenses, total $6,409.20.

Feb. 21- March 15 – 27.1 hours at $300 per hour, $8,130, plus $79.20 expenses, total $8,209.20.

March 18 – April 13 – 46.5 hours at $300 per hour, $13,950, plus $79.20 expenses, total $14,029.20. This was approved at Thursday’s meeting.

Now a few things that I've figured out.
A total of $34,776.80 For 3 months of 'work'. That's $302 per hour! But the city doesn't have the money for the MINIMUM safety standards put out in the Lloyds study and dictator Leighton complains about Fire fighter overtime that HE created.

Fox Rothschild and Wohlstetter had contributed between $5,000 and $6,000 to Leighton’s political campaigns since 2010. This isn't fishy, at all.

If the members of the Authority can't figure out how to make all this money with the same assets then maybe it's time to get them making this money.

What makes JJ such an expert anyway? What exactly are his qualifications and expertise in parking garages.

Sounds like CityVest Jr. to me.


Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote

4 comments:

  1. We don't need no stinking qualifications!! a pair of knee pads will get the job done. It's not what you know. Was Fox -Rothschild given the job contingent on J.J. being sub-contracted? If Fox Rothschild had to hire outside folks to do this "study", couldn't the Parking Authority themselves hire someone with expertise in this area?? Why was it imperative for TML to hire the firm J.J.'s brother is a partner in?? I'm glad to see Katarsky, Mrs.Lavelle and Mrs. King asking questions the public want answered.

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  2. They found out the other Murphy didnt have the education he said he had. why cant someone checkthis Murphy?

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  3. @rollininmychair - Not the same Murphy's.

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    1. I have recently been told that they are cousins.

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