Saturday, March 9, 2013

T-P, Advocate Weigh In On Flawed Kenner Generator Bid

In case you missed it, The Times-Picayune and The Advocate have both posted articles about the Kenner generator maintenance bid and the Kenner City Council’s decision to reconsider the contract and defer any action for at least two weeks pending the receipt of more information.

The T-P’s recap is here. 

The Advocate’s post is here.
In addition to describing the numerous questions surrounding the bid, The Advocate takes it a step further stating that the City has flip-flopped on its position and, contrary to Mayor Yenni’s contention, this contract will not save the city money.
Chief Administrative Officer Mike Quigley said that in previous contracts with Taylor, which were not bid, the city spent less than $40,000. However, that figure is at odds with the city’s prior contention that this deal represented a cost savings for Kenner.”

Earlier, in the Times-Picayune, Mayor Yenni said:
"We're doing this in an effort to save the city money.”

Mark Twain said, “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” I think that is a lesson that the Yenni Administration has yet to learn.