Costs to Taxpayers

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Leland Dolley – Alhambra’s pro-tunnel lobbyist, paid so far $1.8 million

1. City of Alhambra pays 710 lobbyist  $1.8+ million – Payments to Leland Dolley from 2006-Jan. 2014 (pdf)   

2. Fremont banners (posts + banners) from 2013 to June 2015: $133,714 +$40,000 for a change order = $173,714

3.  2014 and 2015 “Close the Gap” days: $141,726*

  • Englander Knabe Allen Consulting agreement:  $72,100
  • employee set up and event, including overtime rates: $21,849
  • banners: $13,794
  • sound system: $10,620
  • music entertainment/headliners: $9930
  • event insurance: $3906.85
  • filming/editing for 710 promotional video:  $3380
  • “Build-a-Tunnel” interactive game (2015): $3745
  • other: permits, prizes, giveaways, golf carts, pro-tunnel T-shirts, printing costs, private traffic services and security

*Costs based on request to City for invoice summary. Available to you upon request!

(Thanks, City,  for closing down Fremont during Rush Hour and creating gridlock on Valley!!!!)
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4.  2013 Alhambra “Close the Gap 7/10” day: $22,783 

  • promotional materials, fliers and supplies:  $8,015
  • audio/visual                                             9,150
  • logistics                                                   4,020
  • insurance                                                 1,598

5. The actual tunnel: $ billions.  Check out the various cost estimates thus far…. and info about a similar, though much smaller, project in Seattle (Bertha tunnel). It has not been revealed how much it would cost to repair the boring machine if it breaks down like it has in the current Bertha tunnel project.

6. $70,000Englander Knabe & Allen (EKA), a communication and campaign development company, to improve city outreach to promote the 710 tunnel. Contract for EKA between Dec. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, for $70,000, according to the City Council agenda

7.  Toll charges per vehicle, one way: $6-15 (as per Metro/Caltrans estimates)

8. Cost-Benefit Analysis (released from Metro June 2015)

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