HQ built absent bids

There are 15 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from May 7, 2008, titled HQ built absent bids. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

More than $3.8 million was spent building the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District's new headquarters - without a single part of it going out for public bid.

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Interesting

AOL

#1 May 7, 2008
I was under the impression that all licensed contracters must have taken part in a legal bidding process, and have signed estimates and contracts. How on earth do you build such a huge building, filled with excess goodies, without these things? Also, isn't it a conflict of interest to be a mayor of a town, and recieve money for a project such as this?
Jim

San Bernardino, CA

#2 May 7, 2008
Can we trust any level of our government these days? Here is just another example of elected officials abusing the powers that we granted them. I wish our government officials would just be honest for once and say what they did was wrong instead of dragging their feet and wasting our money.
cemetary eyes

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#5 May 7, 2008
Obscure codes have to be found to explain this activity? More like poor Shoaf stays up all night long scouring the legal codes looking for loopholes for the messes than Butcher gets into, and drags everyone else along for the ride. What's up with the mayor of Beaumont working in his own town, like anyone will say, no Mr. mayor, we aren't going to hire you? Is that allowed, or is there an obscure code that covers that too? I think Obscure is the perfect word to explain the workings of this water district from top to bottom. Hey Chuck- give the Salinas couple your house yet????? What obscure code will be used to explain that little favoritism?
Gold Fire Hydrants

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#6 May 9, 2008
With the amount of money spent on that place- I bet that hydrant out front is solid or plated gold- cause when these guys get kicked out and need money- look what can go missing in the middle of the night! Ha- oh and Willy- I will give you $100.00 just to stop hanging around the guy who you are supposed to be monitoring for the ratepayers. You are a joke and a liability on the board of directors, seriously, don't you get it?????????? Thats like the reporter making friends with Saddam, Exactly like that.
Revelation

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#7 May 10, 2008
Why doesn't Mona cover anything other than the water district? She's boring, rude and insulting and takes her marching orders from CVAN, not her editor. How much is CVAN paying you Mona? You're supposed to cover the news, not be the news. I heard your Egyptian Visa expired last year. Homeland security is looking for you.
Every breath You Take

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#8 May 11, 2008
She is writing stories, making money, and her articles contain only truth. Sounds like YOU can't take being the focus of attention- why does the boss man want to move just as the jury silence ends????? And racial slurs??? How many P.R. firms will you guys need to cover that one- or can Shoaf come up with an obscure code to get away with that too, ha!
bye bye

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#10 May 12, 2008
Revelation wrote:
Why doesn't Mona cover anything other than the water district? She's boring, rude and insulting and takes her marching orders from CVAN, not her editor. How much is CVAN paying you Mona? You're supposed to cover the news, not be the news. I heard your Egyptian Visa expired last year. Homeland security is looking for you.
Wait until you see the editorial from Sunday- and Mona didn't write it, idiot! Oh and thank Timmy for the headlines in both the Sun and PE about the Grand Jury investigating you guys- after all, he wrote that nifty little piece that rambled on and on because his drinking buddy and source was more than a little wasted, and at the very end, "there is a rumor that two grand jury investigators were sitting in the audience at the last meeting." Because of all the crap he insinuated about Doc Ball, it helped get him "removed" from the paper, for they never recieved so many irate calls in all their years of production, what Timmy didn't tell you he really did need your job after that screw-up? and cause of all of us reading it, we instantly notified the other papers, who made it headlines. Thank you for making reporters rich, putting Beaumont on the map for corruption, and being the joke at the line at both Stater Bros in town.
foxes in henhouses

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#12 Jun 2, 2008
WE are watching you, Mr. Pacheco--

Will you do your job? Or hurt your candidate?

So many questions- all handed over to John Benoit.
jackie spaulding

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#14 Jun 5, 2008
If you don't see charges brought when they should have been - report this DA straight to the State Attorney General. He has been busy with quite a few DA's playing favorites. I say the Palm Springs one needs looking at next.
X FILES

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#16 Jul 11, 2008
If this building did not "have" to go out to public bid- then why when asked if it would during a public meeting did Butcher say it would? Why didn't Shoaf say then he had an obscure code? How do these people manage to tie their own shoes? Oh, and Tom Lara was the lowest bidder too for his no-bid contract, according to Butcher. Senility? To say this building is all paid for is another good one- for as the invoices have yet to all be submitted yet, another oops made in public. As their new garden gnome insists on submitting articles "supposedly" written by himself (hi O'Reilly- is he working you too hard?)perhaps he should know a few things- try and remember that your entire writing style and diction should not magically improve and change all of a sudden- and match those of the new P.R. firm's releases. What do you call those "little" guys that ventriloquists have on their knees? oh yea- dummies
Big Bob

Beaumont, CA

#17 Sep 20, 2010
I see the old fat man rising his ugly face in the Record Gazzette again. Must have spent all the payoff money again
not in hiding

Beaumont, CA

#18 Sep 20, 2010
He is a yapper
fellow okey

Beaumont, CA

#19 Sep 20, 2010
I costs $7 MILLON not $3.8 million right Chunkey Chuckey?
That hurt

Beaumont, CA

#20 Sep 20, 2010
WOW
whoukiddingbigbo b

Loma Linda, CA

#21 Sep 22, 2010
Big Bob wrote:
I see the old fat man rising his ugly face in the Record Gazzette again. Must have spent all the payoff money again
whats the matter big zz top dude? chuckie stop taking your calls? won't share that payoff money? u never gonna be included here nor there, huh?

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