Daily Archives: June 2, 2012

Your Tax Dollars Hard At Work

While I’m all for preserving endangered foliage, six weeks after first reading about it, I still can’t believe it cost $205,000 to transplant a single shrub as part of a highway project in California.

Check out this article over on Left Lane News on how San Francisco used funds from several state and federal sources to transplant a single Arctostaphylos franciscana shrub from the median of a strip of roadway adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge to another location where it could thrive in the wild.

I’m sorry, but just like it doesn’t cost 100,000 to dig up a shrub, it doesn’t cost $205,075 to load, transport, and replant one either. This is yet another example of how Government Procurement gives Procurement a bad name.