More Waste Discovered
Too bad there aren't any real investigative reporters around any more. They could really do some damage to the mayor by doing a little poking around. We received the following e-mail:
- Dear SCC,
There was recently a rash of thefts on the west side. The big iron grates the city puts on the ground around trees were disappearing. CPD caught two of the thieves with the help of a recycling yard owner who called and delayed the scrappers.
During the investigation, officers were informed that the value of the iron as scrap was about $40. When the officers called Streets and San, they asked for a retail value for a felony upgrade. It appears the landscapers who do business with the city charge them $1,000 for a set of these things. I have to get into the landscaping business.
Keep up the good work.
[name withheld by request]
$1,000 for $40 bucks worth of scrap? No wonder the mayor is $420 million in the hole. Anyone else have similar tales of waste?
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