Newport wraps up City Hall project at $142.2 million
By DEEPA BHARATH
NEWPORT BEACH Nearly a year after moving into the new Civic Center complex, council members signed off on an agreement to wrap up what is now a $142.2-million project.
The City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday, with Councilwoman Leslie Daigle dissenting, to pay $2.2 million to construction company C.W. Driver as part of a settlement agreement to close out the project.
Daigle said she would not approve the settlement because C.W. Driver gave the city a guaranteed price, but failed to deliver on that promise.
“They gave us a very powerful sales pitch, but they did not keep up that guarantee,” she said.