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How many construction managers, architects, managers, engineers and maintenance people are actually needed to run CPS facilities? The Public Building Commision manages construction of city facilities, but CPS and the PBC contract with outside firms to plan construction and maintenance. Is there anyone who works for either of these agencies that can actually perform the work that gets contracted out? How many layers of management are there in the facilities dept? What role does an Asset Manager, Portfolio Manager, Area Facility Manager or Building Engineer play? Are any of these responsibilities duplicated on any level? Can either be eliminated and have their roles reassigned? Why does a government agency the size of CPS and with so many facilities not have its own trades people? Why is so much money reserved for contracts? How about using that TIF money to build larger, more efficient facilities and demolish the smaller ones. It wouldn't require as many administrators or maintenance people, and it would also save money on physical plant maintenance in the long run. Make the attendance areas larger and put your beat cops to work to ensure student safety during arrival and dismissal times.
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