First baseball, now the homeless

DC Central Kitchen has had to suspend providing meals to homeless shelters around the city due to a holdup in the city’s contract process. Is the District capable of accomplishing anything on time?

I’ve heard it said that the primary problem with doing business with DC Government is that the director who assigns you the contract inevitably comes under investigation for corruption, you get subpoenaed all over the place, and you end up spending more in legal fees than the value of the contract to begin with.

It looks like most of the affected shelters were able to make alternate arrangements to have meals provided to clients, but who knows how costly and untenable those arrangements are. In the meantime, DC Central Kitchen could probably use some additional cash to shore up its meal programs. They were getting $50,000/month from the city- it wouldn’t take that many people to commit $20/month to DCCK to replace that money and then some.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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