Ok. I don’t understand why the stairs would cost so much.
Don’t city workers get paid by the hour weekly or maybe bi-weekly?
So, that said, why the enormous cost?
Just send a crew to build the stairs. Problem solved.
Why hire outside contractors when you have many qualified hourly paid employees that can do it?
I am baffled by the tens of thousands in cost.
If there are, gods know how many, workers being paid to “maintain” parks, then what in the name of gods will they be doing while some “contractor” is doing what they are already being paid to do?
Same as instances with police during parades or events.
How does it cost so much more when all paid employees are getting paid hourly whether said events take place or not.
City payrolls are the same for each forty hour work period with the exception of “overtime”.
So, where and who comes up with these extraordinary figures????