|San Diego CCDC
Now CCDC probe finds problem with Civic Center project
By Jeanette Steele
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
August 28, 2008
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO – An expanded conflict-of-interest
investigation by downtown San Diego's redevelopment authority has
found a problem with the proposed Civic Center project.
Centre City Development Corp. officials announced yesterday that the
consultant with a $700,000 contract to lead the agency's financial
analysis has a tie to Gerding Edlen, the Oregon developer that is the
last remaining contender to rebuild San Diego's City Hall.
An executive at the consultant firm, Jones Lang LaSalle, recently took
a job at CB Richard Ellis, which helped Gerding put its proposal
In response, CCDC officials said they will hire another outside firm to
check the consultant's analysis. Jones Lang LaSalle will cover the
cost, CCDC chairman Fred Maas said at a news conference at the
besieged agency's offices...
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