In yet another shining example of how the Democrat bastion runs, Porkland's "Bureau of Environmeddle Services" bureaucrats managed to build a monument to themselves at three times the originally quoted cost by simply ignoring orders to stop.
Managers inside Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services sidestepped contracting controls to ensure that the architect behind an $11.5 million office building kept getting paid, even after an elected official wouldn't sign off.
Oooh! And now that it's come out, the city's taken some heavy-handed action: they've place the BES director on paid administrative leave! How horrible is that? Oh, boy, that's some solid and tough action: we're still paying the son of a bitch his six figure salary and Cadillac benefits.
Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade, in an interview, described the workaround: "The commissioner in charge said, 'No,' and they did it anyway."
Auditors note the dirty work, yet you still get to pay the little bastards. Apologies to any out-of-wedlock-born children; they really shouldn't be equated to Porkland bureaucrats, as that would be insulting to the children.
By June 2012, bureau managers had obtained another $83,000 and were seeking nearly $280,000 more.
This time, Saltzman's office stepped in. His staff wanted an explanation for each preceding contract amendment.
Scott Gibson, the bureau's design services manager, gave his staff a suggested format for answering Saltzman's request. He filled in the blanks of the template with some tongue-in-cheek responses.
Gibson's email on June 19, 2012 showed a "justification" section stating that the first two amendments "added some stuff," while the third amendment came because "I still need more stuff." Gibson's model justification for the latest amendment: "God I hope there isn't another need for more stuff."
Oh, hahaha! God, they kill me.