From 2000 to 2009 all public works contracts went to only three paving contractors, two construction companies, and only one electric company, despite a building boom in the City during this time.
From 2000 to 2009 over $9.6 million was paid to one electrical company, Beaumont Electric. Lower bids by other qualified electrical contractors are routinely rejected in favor of Beaumont Electric. No other electrical contractor has been given work. Beaumont Electric was also given a contract to serve as the City’s official electrical inspector.
Urban Logic’s contract to provide planning, economic development and public works services has never been reviewed by the City Council since it was first adopted in 1994. Thus the Council has failed to give other contractors an opportunity to bid on providing these services to the City.