Low bid contracts are generally a useful government tool, but it is not a tool that is always a good idea to use.
If the North Beach concession is mishandled there will be a lot of disappointed people and it will take a while to correct the errors.
“Leave Well Enough Alone” is probably the best policy there. The extra $10 or $15K the City might get from the concession is minor in comparison to the money wasted elsewhere in it’s $80 million budget. And bringing on problems at North Beach won’t be worth it.
The City wastes millions in upper level bureaucrats.
Making money off of business enterprises is not a government forte.
2 years ago