The cost of Morro Bay’s sewer plant has run away. The Council just approved 26 change orders for $6 million.
To Morro Bay Mayor Dr. John Headding and Council members Red Davis and Marlys McPherson:
In case you have forgotten, there was a written proposal 3-years ago to build a WRF using a design that was already proven and would have had a firm, lower cost.
The proposal was an alternative to the Design-Build process you are now using and it would have saved at least $40 million.
This firm had constructed numerous similar facilities for cities larger than ours and their design was proven.
Now the D-B contractor and our project manager are using our money to “learn by doing” to come up with a custom design, which has just had 26 change orders and an increase of $6 million!
Even with the lower interest rates we may enjoy from WIFIA (federal) loan, this custom monstrosity will be the legacy of this council.
I am disappointed in how your actions have hurt our community.
Please consider not running for election again.