The city's leadership team says its choice to manage leasing of four retail spaces planned in the downtown Decatur parking deck has the most expertise and experience for the job even though it wasn't the lowest among three bidders.

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Charlie Specoli

My comment in no way is a condemnation of Jeff Parker or his company. Nor, should it be taken that he and his company isn't fully capable of doing it's job. Having said that what good is a bid process if the council is going to hire who they want anyway? No one said the lowest bidder could not do the job, so why were they not awarded the bid? But it's only a two thousand dollar difference, well Decatur mayor an council that is not your money, it is the tax payers money, and once again you are making an irresponsible decision in regard to taxpayer dollars. Low bid means that is who should win, unless it can be shown that the low bid cannot do the job, that wasn't done in this case, and so out with the rules this is who we want. Not good, and it's not the kind of decisions that we trust our elected officials to perform.

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