News Foul Ball
posted by June 12 at 10:12 AMon
Two months ago, I fretted over a $100,000 contract that the public agency overseeing Safeco Field handed over to a private lunch buddy of the agency’s board director.
The director: Jose Gaitan
The buddy: Consultant Pat Fearey
Well, the agency’s board, the Mariners Public Facilities District, met yesterday and re-upped Fearey’s contract and handed out a few others too including one to Dwight Pelz’s sister, Janet Pelz, and a contract to K&L Gates.
I’ve looked at Fearey’s receipts for her first four month contract and it seems to me she didn’t do a whole hell of a lotóat least not for the $20K a month she was getting. “Conference call.” “Outlining scope of work.”
What is up with a public agency handing out giant lobbying and consultant contracts when its entire budget is only about $800,000?