Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Audit reveals that 36 Brooklyn park projects are over budget or behind schedule

Marine Park residents are angry that the long awaited Marine Park Community Center is still not completed despite assurances that it will be finished this winter.Audit reveals that 36 Brooklyn park projects are over budget or behind schedule - NY Daily News

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Thirty six Brooklyn park projects are behind schedule or running over budget - and the city is lying to the public about the numbers, a controller’s audit charges.
“The [PARKS]Department is not carrying out and overseeing capital projects in a timely and cost effective manner,” the 28-page audit by city controller John Liu’s office stated.
Citywide, 47 percent of the parks construction projects were not completed on time in 2010 and 2011, costing the city’s cash strapped coffers $10 million, the audit said.