- $1.9 million to Morgan Stanley for financial services;
- $950,000 to Ice Miller for legal services; and
- $109,000 to Hirons & Co. for public relations.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Professional Fees For Parking Meter Lease Deal Cost Taxpayers Nearly $3 Million
It's always the driving force behind these deals. The only way the pay-to-play insiders can make big money off representing government is to convince corrupt elected officials to undertake one-sided deals that screw over taxpayers as an excuse to bill hefty fees they earn for carrying them out. The one-sided parking meter lease deal the Ballard administration entered into with ACS was no exception. Fees for that deal reached nearly $3 million, or about 15% of what the city received in the form of an upfront payment for the deal. The Star's Jon Murray breaks the fees down as follows: