$680,000 minus 250,000 = Head / Ass inversion
By far the best quote in this article: "When pressed on who would pay for the difference in cost, both Elder and LaSala said it is too early to determine whether Rio Nuevo or Tucson Water would shoulder the extra dollars. Since work is ongoing, Elder said the issue of who pays is "putting the cart before the horse.""
Cart before the horse. Really, the cost estimate for the job, and who and how to pay is putting the cart before the horse? If you did this at an auto repair place, they would kick you out and roll your car into the street.
Next best quote: " He said it's possible the work could come in at a lower cost."
Sure, how many contractors do you know that either A. come in below cost and charge you the actual price vs. the estimate price; or B. come in 9/10ths of completion with a change order and more costs attached?
Shirley Scott said it best: "It is concerning when there seems to be a lack of accountability for money being paid."
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