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At 02:32 PM 9/22/96 -0400, RPixley(--nospam--at) wrote:
>>Your point is well taken. The general feeling, from EVERYBODY,  is that
>>large public agencies are easy pickings and can (and do) absorb any and all
>>cost overruns, mishaps, bankruptcies, thefts, and just plain incompetance.
>I'm not sure one should generalize like that.  If a large public agency is
>"easy pickings", then taxpayers would be asking the political leadership why
>that is so.  I don't see that happening.  Instead, I see the usual
>There are public agencies that are definitely not easy pickings.  If you do
>work for them, you can be sure that they want what they paid for on time and
>with no surprises.

Yes, I see. Like the MTA subway. Or the Coliseum.  Or the Century Freeway.
Or Los Angeles City Hall. Or...