I hope the chamber leadership and Edupac are part of the criminal investigation. They created the climate of cheating and they helped with the cover up when the sham was exposed. What they did to the city's kids should have consequences.
Guys, please stop posting comments that will just make Sugg respond. And that response will result in still more billable hours he's likely charging AHA. Which will make us comment more. It's like the Aliases people raped Atlanta taxpayers once and now we're having to relive it over and over. Stop the madness!
Whenever the "it's less than one percent of total expenditures/budget" argument comes out, I laugh out loud. I've heard that used by state employees to justify travel expenses that included staying in $950 a night New York hotels and to use state credit cards for personal expenses. And $15,000 a month retainer for media relations - I believe that's still considered "public relations" - is outrageous. Absent a special project, there just isn't that much media that will potentially cover AHA every month. I hope the public trough is about to get a break from the voracious appetites at Aliases.
Ponce de Leon should be renamed Sockman Blvd. But after that, no more name changes.
Shortcuts? The shortcuts started when the deck project was conceived. Leaders from the Garden, Conservancy and City Hall met behind closed doors in 2003 and hashed out the details of the parking deck. Then they spent about a year pretending to solicit public input at community meetings that were more akin to lectures than hearings. After the public overwhelmingly rejected the project at NPU meeting after NPU meeting, the plan was quickly approved by City Hall in the exact form as the Garden first conceived it. No wonder the engineers and contractors thought shortcuts were encouraged - perhaps demanded - by the people footing the bill. I'm sure this will come out during discovery.
Wanna know who else used an unpopular immigrant group to construct flimsy public structures and then shrugged when the workers were killed or maimed? Hitler!
Writing is hard! But this is true. Extras existed in the 70s. Henry missed it by a decade. Sheesh.
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