The Initial Bill For Clean-Up In Houston: Almost $100 Million
The always sharp-eyedUbu Roi
has noted that the agenda for the upcoming emergency Houston City Council meeting includes approving a contract for debris removal.
The cost: $98 million.
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That's a lot of friggin' debris.
As Ubu Roi puts it: "[Agenda item]Number 3.a. is the jaw-dropper. Nearly $100 million to remove debris? Wow. Just wow."
Don't have too much of a heart attack, though -- the deal includes eventual reimbursement from FEMA. So it will all be federal money.
And therefore not any of your tax dollars. Oh, wait.......
-- Richard Connelly
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