Irvine City Council members Tuesday are scheduled to consider a settlement agreement with Kishimoto Architects that would have the contractor pay $200,000 to the city.
The settlement stems from a dispute over the Northwood Community Center renovation and expansion project, which was rife with problems and ballooned up to 45 percent over budget.
A Voice of OC article last year detailed some of the issues -- inaccurate staff reports, excessive change orders and city staffers inexperienced with complicated remodeling projects.
The council was going to put another $500,000 toward the project -- raising the total to $5.8 million from an initial price of $4 million -- until Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway questioned the allocation. The council instead directed the city attorney to investigate the issue.
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