Bloomberg wastes another billion dollars

Juan Gonzalez, who has been all over Bloomberg for years, writes:

“City Hall aides repeatedly bungled supervision of a massive upgrade of the 911 system, even as the project fell years behind schedule and its costs ballooned by as much as $1 billion, an audit has found.

“When Mayor Bloomberg launched the 911 project in 2004, he promised a seamless system that would replace antiquated police, fire and EMS call-t6akng and dispatch functions with 21st century technology. It had a price tag of  $1.3 billion and was supposed to be done in three years.

“City Hall now concedes the cost has zoomed to at least $2 billion, and Controller John Liu [says] that the price tag is closer to $2.3 billion.”

Soon this will add up to REAL money.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s planned repairs to the 911 emergency call system are $1 billion over budget – NY Daily News.