On Nov. 5, 2014 (see below), the Parks Department received a bid from Commercial Swim Management for Metz Pool repairs totaling $10,232.60. Those repairs included replacement of the plumbing in a pool wall drain and installation of new valves and piping. That bid was eventually approved, and a purchase request was made by the city on April 30, 2015.
Just a few days before the purchase was finally approved, the community received word that the city had plans to shut down Metz and Mabel Davis pools for the summer season because of excessive leaking.
Another example of the lack of management at City Hall. This is why we support the Gray Panthers' request for a full investigation: