A few days ago a reader sent GA photos of what appeared to be 5 generators languishing in an HHA parking lot, reportedly since last October.
This afternoon GA wandered over to have a look... and guess what?
Either Mommy and Daddy generator had a slew of adorable babies or else... there are even more generators than depicted in the published photos!
Yep. What looks like 5 generators from 'the front' is actually... 14.
They are new, plastic wrapped, and marked with shipping or delivery dates; dates vary. The plot thickens!
GA spoke to a contractor who said these generators are of the type meant for indoor installation. So months of exposure to the elements can't be a good thing, right? He believes they're installed in some combination, so that that would mean these fourteen containers, assembled, are fewer than fourteen generators...
So EXACTLY how many generators are languishing in these 14 huge containers?
It may be time for another HFD inspection to figure out where they belong, if Executive Director/ Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia doesn't know. And if Garcia does know, then they should be installed immediately.
Unless of course, they can't be installed because the buildings haven't been built yet.
Well, look... it's all speculation... but GA recalled the developer chosen for Vision 20/20 telling the City Council his proposal did not include back-up generators. And...
Read paragraph 1 of Mayor Zimmer's May 1, 2013 letter to Carmelo Garcia below, the paragraph continues from page 1 onto page 2.
The developer's contract did not include back-up generators; generators were to be provided "by others".
Does this have anything to do with the 14 containers languishing in the HHA parking lot?
GA has no idea.
That's what the um, 'media' is for.
|Why was this project bid without back up-generators? Why are generators sitting in the HHA parking lot?|