These shots were taken a few days
before DeKalb county came down and threatened to arrest Tom Hart,
Doraville councilman from district 2, for keeping an eye on
this project (whistle blower?). And now a few people, who are ignorant
of all the problems
have been created and how bad the construction is being done, are now
to make Tom
out to be "The bad guy". I guess if the county can keep people
off the job site and cover up all their mistakes with dirt, they can
away with this sort of work? The big issue is: It will be a few years
before any noticeable problems arise and trying to get this repaired
warranty (for free) isn't likely to happen.
Now that this project can't be inspected by anyone other
than the people doing the work (for fear of being arrested), we have no
idea if any of these observed problems have been fixed. I highly doubt
that they will be.
It really bothers me that the inspection of a government project is
being blocked and that anyone looking at what is being done is
threatened with arrest. It's obvious to me
the people doing this work are incompetent and need to be stopped
doing this sort of work in the future.
I just hope we learn something from all of this and don't make
this same mistake over and over and over. I also think those in charge
of these storm water projects for the city aren't doing their jobs and
that they are turning a blind eye to all of the problems shown here.
Either they don't understand any of this or just don't care.
Neither incompetence nor carelessness can be tolerated in such an
enormous project as this. Clearly, we need people who can deal
with this sort of thing so we don't continue to waste hundreds of
thousands of dollars like we have here.