Bay Bridge construction inspection controversy from the perspective of the ongoing debate between labor and business over public-private partnerships.
Here are some of the documents and websites that informed the column:
The 2011-12 State Budget Summary. (The Department of Transportation info starts on page 83).
The Legislative Analyst's Office's recommendation that lawmakers modify the 2011-12 budget to allow Caltrans to contract up to 20 percent of "Capital Outlay Support" work for infrastructure projects.
The Bureau of State Audits report on Caltrans' capital outlay support program.
The San Diego Union Tribune's May 27 report: "Lessons From Bankruptcy of South Bay Expressway"
The Professional Engineers in California Government's public-private partnerships issues webpage.