Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Bridge Contractor Admits Panther Island Project Bungled & Woefully Mismanaged

Last night an incoming blog comment brought some interesting news...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Grapple Fort Worth's Bizarre Bridge Battle Boondoggle...":

From the article: The contractor building three bridges as part of Fort Worth’s Panther Island development says the project has been bungled and "woefully mismanaged from the top."

Contractor Building 3 Bridges for Panther Island Project Says It's 'Woefully Mismanaged'

Bungled & woefully mismanaged is an exquisite combination that is all too typical for the Fort Worth Way. The Fort Worth Way is, frankly, not a gem in this regard. 

I recollect over a decade ago seeing myself being criticized in a Fort Worth publication for referring to the Trinity River Vision as a Boondoggle.

And now, years later, look where we are.

The Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District Vision is known, far and wide, as America's Biggest Boondoggle.

And this Fort Worth Boondoggle, known far and wide, is not making anyone anywhere Green with Envy.

When will Fort Worth wake up and put an end to this embarrassing nightmare?

Will the end begin on May 4? Will the results of that day's election, with the re-election of Mary Kelleher and other like-minded reformers, put an end to the mismanagement of the Tarrant Regional Water District board?

Anyone paying any attention to the history of Fort Worth corruption so blatantly on display at the TRWD and its failed step-child, the Trinity River Vision, can't be optimistic that the election results will not once again be fraudulent.

What was the result of that biggest Texas investigation ever into election fraud?  You know, that investigation trumpeted as having investigators fanning out over Tarrant County gathering evidence.

Well, there was not any result. Nothing of significance happened other than one or two or three low level election workers got in some sort of trouble.

And two of the beneficiaries of all that election fraud, in that previous TRWD board election, Jim Lane and Fort Worth's favorite octogenarian, Marty Leonard, are running again. And the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has bizarrely endorsed one of them, Marty Leonard, for re-election.

Mary Kelleher, running for re-election to the TRWD board, via Facebook, had the following to say regarding the latest revelations about the Panther Island fiasco...

"And when I served on the Board of the Water District from 2013 to 2017 and voted against this project and voted against the use of eminent domain for this project, I was laughed at by my fellow Board members and Water District top administrators. Not so funny now! This project is worse than any of us ever imagined and we need new leadership on that Board. If you haven’t voted yet, please vote on May 4th and vote for me if you really want change."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Party like a frat boy. The hits just keep hitting the mismanagement. Try this: