The Trib: APS renovation costs going up
The question is not so much whether a new boardroom is worth $625,920;
as it is; should we be spending that much money unnecessarily; when
there are so many other more important needs?
Lest you worry that your representatives on the board are not on top of
things; Gordon Rowe is quoted as saying, “My general feeling is that it
was more expensive than it was supposed to be.” And Mary Lee Martin
offered, “I have no idea how it got so expensive.” But according to
Martin, it is apparently worth the cost because, “Our employees
suffered in the old building.” Define “suffered” please.
District officials anticipating irate tax payers, offered that the
money didn’t come out of property taxes but from the sale of the public
property. And that property was originally bought with what exactly, if
not with tax dollars? To top it off, Rigo Chavez said the details of
the sale are “confidential”.
Let me get this straight; the details of public servants, acting within
their public service, and selling public property, are not for the
public to know.
Gran did not ask, or she did not report the answer to the follow up