Millions upon millions for Bay Bridge public relations (SF Gate)

December 15, 2012 – The governor’s nixing of that new three-year, $9.9 million public relations contract for the Bay Bridge eastern span project – which was to include a movie and book – is only part of the story. It turns out that Caltrans spent another $8 million on bridge PR over the last four years, with much of it going to the same consultants. A sizable chunk of the contract went for a five-member communications team that, as recently as this year, was billing the state at a rate of $75 to $160 an hour apiece.

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