Home Run or Foul Ball

TitleHome Run or Foul Ball
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsNadler, J
PublisherSanta Clara University, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
AbstractThe city manger of the city of Trinity is a huge supporter of youth baseball and presses the city council to award the contract to manage the project and build the facility to the local non-profit group "Friends of Youth Baseball" of which he is a member. When a union representative raises the complaint that there had not be a competitive bidding process, and progress on the project is halted, what should the city manger do? What are the ethical issues to consider when a city manager is dealing with city contracts? Includes discussion questions.
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