City Of Miamis Capital Improvementsdepartment Rebuilding Underolao Alukos Leadership After Scandal Depletedranks
When Ola Aluko joined the City of Miami staff in April, he inherited a capital improvement department managing a bond program more than $38 million deep in cost overruns. In June, 11 design employees were charged with running a private business on city time.
Now, only months later, stalled endeavors are back in motion and new staffers have committed themselves to better-planned projects — delivered on-time and on-budget, he says. He looks forward to implementing a plan encompassing more than 1,000 projects valued at more than $600 million through 2010 — and sees more bond issuances in the city’s future.
Mr. Aluko was interviewed in his Miami Riverside Center office by Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today. Advertisement