ADA Compliance Service Contract
August 25, 2016 to December 30, 2017
Lassen County ADA Compliance History
No payments in January to SZS Consulting
$65,969.81 paid on $250,000 contract?
SZS Consulting has been paid $65,969.81
as of December 1, 2016
for yet another Americans with Disabilities Act Study.
Like all other studies, the Supervisors just spend and spend and then.......do nothing.
2015 Lionakis Study
Public Works Director Larry Millar
States the Contract is a "Not-to-Exceed"
On August 23, 2016, the Lassen County Supervisors approved $250,000 for SZS Consulting Contract yet the Auditor claims that the SZS contract is for $200,000?
What was the extra $50,000 for or did the Supervisors lie to the public?
Lassen County Spends $250,000 to be in
Americans with Disability Act
....look at Fund 150 below...it already has $200,000 in it ?....
The 1973 law was intended to bring all businesses in compliance by 1981. However, the law kept being amended and made compliance impossible. Now public entities that receive Federal assistance must be in compliance before Grants are approved.
SZS Consulting Group will not bring Lassen County into compliance. For $250,000 it will identify Lassen County deficiencies (previous studies have never been utilized) and train County staff on current laws. The contract includes $25,000 for "public hearings"
The majority of Lassen County owned buildings do not comply with the ADA law
As Lassen County repaired or remodeled a few buildings they included ADA compliance in all public contracts, however the majority of County buildings have been neglected. Supervisors have been allowed to look the other way in lieu of pursuing their personal projects.
CAO Richard Egan intentionally failed to identify the "Account" line items for moving the $250,000 transfers. Where will this money really be spent?
August 23, 2016 Board of Supervisors Meeting
Supervisors approved a tentative Budget (2015/2016) until the 2016/2017 Budget could be finalized
Can we assume the "Equipment" dollars (Fund 119/Budget 1191/Account 3006200) won't be used for this "Service Contract"?
Should we assume $250,000, from Fund 119/Account 3007000, is being moved to Fund 150/Budget 1501/Account 3002300?
Fund 150/1501/3002300 has already budgeted $200,000.
The transfer could have been $50,000 !
CAO Richard Egan decided not to include the entire packet which included SZS Consulting Group's Contract and Proposal. Instead Egan included just Public Works one page letter in the Agenda
We have obtained copies & will post the Contract & 60 page SZS Proposal