A BUSY MONDAY
Posted on April 21, 2015 by keywestlou
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Monday’s E-Blast carried an article re the Waterfront brewery remodeling. The property is city owned. It is being remodeled for the two tenants who will be occupying. A brewery and restaurant.
My concern is with over costs/over runs. Everything Key West does construction wise, involves the taxpayers getting hit with additional costs for alleged unexpected problems. The brewery thus far has run into two. An additional cost of $64,000. Not much, but more.
Over costs seem to occur on every type construction Key West is involved in. Sometimes in the millions. I never ran into this situation in other areas. Key Wet calls them unexpected. I call them a series of screw ups by the city in not properly investigating and/or discovering the work initially.
Key West never seems to learn.
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And you should ask “why is the Gooferment in the property business at all?”
Entrepreneurs, risking their own capital, will do a much better job.
Think Donald Trump and NYC Central Park’s Wollman Ice Skating Rink!
Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.
Your examples of “overruns” is just more evidence that it is “bad news”.
Let the politicians and bureaucrats go into private business if they want to be developers.
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