Cities might face an uphill fight when it comes to containing project costs, but the battle is worth it, Councilman Nick Long said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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Michelle Aycoth

I agree with Nick Long 100% !

I think you need to reach out to people in the business in the private sector to help this new committee.

Andy Aycoth

Gary Scoggin

Agree... There are a lot of people in the area that have vast experience in projects and could help out in a study such as this. I bet a lot of them would be willing to volunteer their time.

Allan Scott

I worked for a governmental entity in public construction for almost 19 years. The answer is always the same and hasn't changed. When the economy is good (like now) the contractors prefer to do private work with less bureaucracy. They only bid public work at high prices and make high profits if they win the bid. When the economy stalls the contractors all run back to public work and bid lower prices to keep their company alive during a downturn. This makes budgeting construction costs very difficult for governments.

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