Officials of the Pasadena Unified School District said Wednesday the district has placed its facilities chief on leave and has terminated some Measure TT facilities improvement contracts during a billing practices investigation, the Pasadena Star-News reported.
In addition to placing David Azcarraga, facilities chief, on administrative leave, the district also suspended contracts for bond consultant Robin Brown and terminated contracts with consultant Peter Condis and project assistant Arturo Arce plus two companies: LCCD and Sevill Group, according to the Star-News.
District Chief Finance Officer John Pappalardo will assume the facilities officer role temporarily.
While school board members declined to comment, Measure TT Citizen Oversight Committee Chairperson Jon Fuhrman told the Pasadena Sun he was not aware of any investigation or other district action involving Azcárraga, Brown and the others.
Measure TT is a $350 million bond initiative to repair and upgrade Pasadena Unified School district's campuses passed by voters in 2008. See more about the measure on its website.