City is short of construction site bosses

The city is having to contract to engineering firms to hire people to supervise construction sites but this brief piece only lightly touches on the origin of this problem. Governments shed expertise like crazy through the 1990s and early 2000s as budgets for internal people dried up, based on the neoliberal credo that only private ownership was worthy of respect and dollars. And now the city doesn’t have many of its own people with the expertise and experience for these roles.