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Letter by Ben Lieurance, Gig Harbor on June 29, 2010 at 10:45 am with 2 Comments »
June 30, 2010 9:09 am

Re: “DOT boss admits viaduct errors” (TNT, 6-29).

This is truly amazing. This mistake will cost a million dollars by the time it’s corrected. And to make matters worse, the state Department of Transportation and the governor have passed the buck more times than Hasselback in a two-minute drill.

Heads should roll. I can’t believe that people have not lost their jobs because of this clear incompetence and mishandling of nearly $1 million of taxpayer money.

I wonder what would happen if a department manager in a retail store lost the company $860,000. Any state officials who had their hands on this or any agency worker who worked on this should do the right thing and step down now.

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  1. tubbythetuba says:

    I suspect that insurance or a bond of some sort will cover this…..I can’t imagine that not being so. Is it? And if it is, why is it not reported? Wait, I can answer that: It makes for a more bloody story.

  2. ValleyTarts says:

    Nobody will get fired. If they did, the State would have to fire hundreds each year for incompetence particularly that bunch in the DSHS. On second thoughts, great idea.

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