I was shocked and disappointed when I saw the ad in Monday’s Palm Beach Post showing pictures of so many out-of-state vehicles belonging to tradesmen in the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority’s construction project parking lot.
The SWA’s awarding of a $700 million contract to an out-of-state contractor defies logic. I have no doubt that a Florida-based contractor could have undertaken this project. More important, I know from personal experience that there are qualified Florida workers who could have built this project. I know because as sheriff of St. Lucie County, I insisted that the local union labor build a $21 million jail expansion eight years ago.
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