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Broward Airport Boss Sought Secret Deal To Drop Claim For Delays

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s expanded south runway looking east over the U.S. 1 and railway tunnel structures.

Two weeks before Broward County fired off a New Year’s Eve letter to contractor Tutor Perini demanding $34 million in damages for costly airport construction delays, Broward airport boss Kent George tried to secretly negotiate a nearly opposite deal with the company.

On Dec. 16, following weeks of meetings, George proposed that the county pay Tutor Perini nearly $21 million to settle the dispute over who was responsible for the lengthy delays, according to email obtained by FloridaBulldog.org.

Tutor Perini chief executive Jack Frost declined the offer as inadequate in a response emailed to George and seven other county and company officials two days later.

By Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to SouthFloridaReporter.com, Jan. 19, 2016