In the first year of their operation they hired a private contractor to build a well. This contractor paid no attention to the “posted speed limits” and the result was a fine to the City for $125,000. OMI paid the fine, but then continued the same pattern of behavior.
Until some county or state agency or some City staff member says “Enough!!!”, OMI will continue to break Service Contract requirements. If no one says anything why should they change? OMI receives $1.6 million per month for their services. Not one person with the responsibility or authority to change OMI’s behavior has PUBLICALLY stepped forward and demanded compliance.
In our opinion, the failure of OMI to meet their contractual requirements AND the failure of the City to hold OMI accountable, demonstrates a gross negligence. On behalf of the citizens of Stockton, it is our hope that those who see the problems described in this report and have the authority and ability to make changes, do so.