Council member Andy Cohen informed his colleagues before the vote that the consultant who carried out Phase 1 of the plan was prepared to offer a competitive bid, which would very likely have come in well under the $225,000 requested by Perkins + Will. Yet, the council and staff dismissed this idea, asserting that the project could be delayed by a month or two. Spending nearly a quarter of a million dollars of taxpayer money without even a competitive bid is business as usual by the majority of the City Council.
Nancy Couperus, Los Altos Hills
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