Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

Top 5 Reasons Why Businesses Outsource
CaptionCloseThe city installed more than 50 plaques "in recognition of Hugman's vision for the River Walk," which now serve as a tour complete with history and photos of the area. The tour is available as a self tour (cell phone exclusive), an audio tour...

Barge process spiked, ordered to restart

CaptionCloseThe city installed more than 50 plaques "in recognition of Hugman's vision for the River Walk," which now serve as a tour complete with history and photos of the area. The tour is available as a self tour (cell phone exclusive), an audio tour...

Barge process spiked, ordered to restart

Caption

Close

The city installed more than 50 plaques "in recognition of Hugman's vision for the River Walk," which now serve as a tour complete with history and photos of the area. The tour is available as a self tour (cell phone exclusive), an audio tour and a walking tour. 

The city installed more than 50 plaques "in recognition of Hugman's vision for the River Walk," which now serve as a tour complete with history and photos of the area. The tour is

Mayor Ivy Taylor and the City Council decided in a closed-door meeting Thursday to restart the process of selecting an operator for San Antonio’s new fleet of River Walk barges.

City staff had been poised to recommend that the contract go to San Antonio River Cruises, which is owned by Chicago’s Entertainment Cruises — and is represented locally by attorney and former Mayor Phil Hardberger.

But Taylor received several complaints that Hardberger had overstepped bounds by participating in his team’s presentation to a selection committee composed of city officials and community leaders. In emails to City Manager Sheryl Sculley, Taylor described the process as being tainted “beyond redemption” and lacking “consistency, transparency and accountability.”

The council met Thursday in executive session about how to move forward. Sources with knowledge of the matter said the council agreed that all four original firms, including the Chicago team and the current operator, who reportedly placed second, should be invited to resubmit their proposals, and that the process should take no more than 30 days.

Taylor had originally suggested a few paths forward, including one that would have disqualified the Chicago team altogether. The new process will also include some sort of oversight mechanism, though exactly what that is has yet to be determined.

There’s an emphasis to reach a contract soon because officials want the operator to be up and running with the new battery-powered barges when the city’s tricentennial celebrations commence next year.

jbaugh@express-news.net

jbaugh@express-news.net

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Publish Date : 23 Şubat 2017 Perşembe 18:27

Breaking News Headlines

Challenges of Studying MBA online and Suggestions to Overcome Them
Challenges of Studying MBA online and Suggestions to Overcome Them
Was Road-Rage To Blame For This New Jersey Semi-Truck Accident?
Was Road-Rage To Blame For This New Jersey Semi-Truck Accident?
Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer – Switch to e-cigs to avoid premature death
Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer – Switch to e-cigs to avoid premature death
Technology Advancements: How will Things Change?
Technology Advancements: How will Things Change?
Bad Science – Ensuring We Keep Things Simple
Bad Science – Ensuring We Keep Things Simple
A Meaningful Life: Just What You Need for Better Health
A Meaningful Life: Just What You Need for Better Health
What to Expect at the Canadian Citizenship Test and Tips to Prepare
What to Expect at the Canadian Citizenship Test and Tips to Prepare
Tipping in America- What Should You Know as a Traveler?
Tipping in America- What Should You Know as a Traveler?
Sepi proposes to the ex-minister Miguel Sebastian as a director of Indra
Sepi proposes to the ex-minister Miguel Sebastian as a director of Indra
There are two Spains in the employment
There are two Spains in the employment
Valerio dodge the shock with the CEOE and downgrade to 7% the rise of the bases maximum contribution
Valerio dodge the shock with the CEOE and downgrade to 7% the rise of the bases maximum contribution
Spain puts an end in the EU in four years of cuts in the quota of hake south
Spain puts an end in the EU in four years of cuts in the quota of hake south
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES