Letter: What is Balboa committee hiding? (February 26, 2014)

I am glad to see that our Balboa Park Centennial people are doing so well. They have stripped the city of at least $2.5 million and have nothing to show for it. Not only do they have nothing to show for it, but they are now hiding what they do have.

Yes, well, there are those little things in the middle of this like misappropriating public funds, falsifying public documents and secreting public documents.

Since this project was not rocket science — there are a dozen companies in this country that are experts and who would have been fully capable of making it all a success — one has to wonder who picked these centennial people and why?

Fifteen thousand dollars a month to someone to lead this thing who had absolutely no experience at all in such a project?

The tragedy is not just the incompetence and an old-boy network on steroids but the fact that we will now have less than nothing for 2015. The money has been frittered away.

Robert Beken, San Diego