Not only is Mufi trying to spend money we don't have before required environmental assurances are a matter of record (so as to avoid another Super Ferry style fiasco and waste of tax-payer monies), BUT also spending our limited money PRESUMING the feds are going to kick in 5.1 BILLION DOLLARS the fed do not have.
Bleed us tax-payers.
Spend as much up front HOPING the feds kick in.
But if the feds do not fall for the 5.1 BILLION DOLLAR con job, then simply loot our treasury, enriching his friends while enjoying inarticulate and hard to trace forms of kickbacks and favors.
Still, your point is well taken.
Mufi has the cart before the horse in so many ways.