In praise of WaterFix consultant
WaterFix Consultant Hallmark Helps Reduce Project Expenditures by 65 percent:
Editor: The Hallmark Group’s skilled and dedicated employees are proud of our significant role on the California WaterFix project team helping facilitate one of the most complicated governmental planning processes ever undertaken in the Golden State.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the water agencies funding WaterFix have publicly recognized Hallmark’s strategic leadership and ability to present policymakers with information necessary to resolve complex issues while successfully implementing cost control systems that will expedite construction of this critically important project.
Under Hallmark’s management, the California WaterFix has won two prestigious awards. Our president, Mr. Charles Gardner, was also individually recognized by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) for his role on the WaterFix project.
The audit was supposed to focus on DWR’s general fund expenditures, which were found to be entirely appropriate without exception. Instead, auditors spent taxpayer dollars reviewing Hallmark’s qualifications, choosing to speculate about Hallmark’s contract while failing to understand, or accurately characterize, the purpose for which Hallmark is employed on the project and the value of its participation. Hallmark will continue to provide unparalleled management advice to its clients while guiding this and other projects important to the state of California to successful completion. JESSICA ATWAN Sacramento