Apparently someone forgot to tell the Board of Code Enforcement that the Board was simply supposed to rubber stamp the deal. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports:
The Indianapolis Board of Code Enforcement put off voting on a new citywide towing-management contract Thursday after members said they wanted more information about the bids from San Francisco-based AutoReturn and its local competitors.Kudos to the Board and to Susan Blair, the long-time Pike Township Resident Association President and former Republican candidate for City-County Council, for setting aside the rubber stamp and demanding some oversight. It sure would be nice to know the other bids before the AutoReturn contract is approved.
“In light of what’s happened in city government in the last week, we need more oversight,” board member Susan Blair said, referencing the federal indictments of two Department of Metropolitan Development employees alleged to have accepted kickbacks in Land Bank deals.