Now, obviously Bruce and I don’t have much in common politically. No matter. This is everyone’s fight. He’s bringing a valuable perspective to the whole thing:
The FIRST thing that should be looked as these investigations start topick up steam are these field inspection reports. Was the work properlyinspected and documented? Was the person signing off on theseinspection reports qualified to do so? Were corrective actions taken ifdeficiencies in the work were noted?
These are the questionsofficials SHOULD be focusing on. Let’s put an end to the fingerpointing, pull these inspection records, and get some friggin’ answersalready. The taxpayers deserve nothing less that complete disclosure ofall project records pertaining to this defective work.
Amen to that. And all construction projects should have vigorous oversight and transparency from Day One. Again: we need a powerful Public Works Oversight Committee for all construction in the state: tough, independent, smart, with all manner of investigative powers. I refuse to accept that it’s impossible to do construction projects correctly, on time and on budget in this state.