"Records show the city Redevelopment Agency, in an effort to justify paying Pulte Homes, solicited bids from the two firms after the renovation work had already been completed. One of the bids was back-dated, records show."
"(Councilwoman Pat) Kernighan said the issue at stake was not whether the teen center was doing good work, but whether the city should follow policies designed to ward off the potential for waste, corruption and favoritism."
Sometimes it's a hassle to follow all those rules, but there's a reason why all those rules are there," Kernighan said. "The ends don't always justify the means."
A PERFECT STORM--corner-cutting government and corner-cutting Pulte Homes.