The following email was sent yesterday to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees of the West Contra Costa Unified School District with the attached demand letter. Ben, by the way, just happens to be the one that recently handed me the Anton Jungherr Award at the 2017 California League of Bond Oversight Committees.
From: Ben Steinberg
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 8:44 PM
To: Liz Block; Valerie Cuevas; Madeline Kronenberg; Tom Panas; Mister Phillips; Matthew Duffy
Subject: Demand Letter
Dear Trustees and Superintendent,
We, the undersigned 12 individuals, submit the attached demand letter to the WCCUSD Board of Education and Superintendent calling on you to enforce the district’s contract with construction manager SGI and to remedy SGI’s clear breach of contract in its $1.6 billion district school construction program. Specifically, despite the “Right to Audit” clause in the contract, SGI willfully refused to turn over project documents necessary for the forensic auditors to complete their full scope of work on the forensic investigation. As the letter describes, this is a significant breach and results in damages to the school district and resident taxpayers that must be remedied.
We will present hard copies of the signed letter to you at this Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting.