Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Re: Speaking out

This has become the rule rather than the exception on consulting for
public work.

I should add that I do not know any of these gentlem, nor am I privy
to any details of this situation, but the notion of rendering public
service without emolument is now quaint, and went away a couple of
generations ago.

Everything is a business opportunity now - including elective office.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Via iPhone 3G

On Nov 17, 2009, at 11:13 AM, Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl <astaneh@ce.berkeley.edu
> wrote:

> ...have used their position of power over Caltrans as Seismic
> Advisory Board members to obtain millions of dollars of taxpayers
> money in consulting and research contracts , on a non-competitive
> basis.

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