City of Miami's capital improvements department rebuilding under Ola O. Aluko's leadership after scandal depleted ranks
When Ola Aluko joined the City of Miami staff in April, he inherited a capital improvement department managing a bond program more than $38 million deep in cost overruns. In June, 11 design employees were charged with running a private business on city time.
Now, only months later, stalled endeavors are back in motion and new staffers have committed themselves to better-planned projects — delivered on-time and on-budget, he says. He looks forward to implementing a plan encompassing more than 1,000 projects valued at more than $600 million through 2010 — and sees more bond issuances in the city's future.
Mr. Aluko was interviewed in his Miami Riverside Center office by Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky.
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