In praise of WaterFix con­sul­tant

Lodi News-Sentinel - - Opinion -

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

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