Was This A Driveway Drive Buy?

Moutinho's mansion
Manny Moutinho's mansion. Photo by Morgan Kaolian.

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:

Time was of the essence when the city scrapped competitive bidding rules and hired developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho to build the $389,000 driveway he planned to his waterfront mansion in Stratford.

So why, if there was such a hurry, did it take six months after the money was approved in September for Bridgeport to take control of the project and get price quotes–only to award the job to Moutinho’s own Mark IV Construction?

“There’s no reason why they shouldn’t have started, as soon as that (funding) was approved, the bidding process,” said former Democratic City Councilman Robert Walsh.

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