EDITORIAL A $437 MILLION QUESTION WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH MORE FOR LAPD HQ?ON one side of the city, a new police station is being built for $37 million.
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On the other side of the city, another new police building is being raised -- but with a $437 million price tag (at least for now).
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So what's with the $400 million difference? Good question.
Well, to be sure, the downtown administration building will be larger and on more expensive land. But if that doesn't seem to explain the discrepancy, take solace in knowing that it doesn't satisfy City Controller Laura Chick either.
Chick is launching an audit of the construction of the new police headquarters building to make sure that the $437 million isn't being misspent mis·spend
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Then suddenly, it jumped to nearly $300 million. Then came the current forecast of $437 million with an expansion of the project.
The cost inflation of this project definitely warrants some tough questions and thorough examination by Chick's office -- before the price tag soars to more than half a billion.