How can you tell when Lou Magazzu is lying? His lips move. This was quite apparent when Lou recently tried to justify nixing the county’s open space study due to its cost. Lou maintained that it was going to cost $90,000. He said that the county only had $60,000 set aside for the study, and that the county could not find alternate sources of income. Of course, lou never told us that the county never even pursued alternate sources, since Lou is looking for any reason to kill an open space plan.
So, after Lou lies to the public about the $90,000 cost if an open space plan, and then comes back and lies again saying it will cost $78,000, we find out that there was an RFP submitted in the amount of $52,000, significantly less than the $60,000 that is available.
There were about a dozen groups who responded to a request for proposal to complete the study.
The lowest offered to do the study for $52,000. and the highest offered to do it for $135,000.
Call it lying, call it “Lou Math”, whatever name you put on it, the voters of Cumberland County deserve to be told the truth. Why, if there are bids coming in at $52,000 is Lou Magazzu hell-bent on spending $78,000? Could it be, perhaps, that the low bidder never contributed to the Cumberland county Democratic Organization? After all, it does seem apparent that it is requisite to be a contributor in order to get any county job.