The Shapleigh Campers are using Bob Moore to try and put this on the city manager. They are lying to you on purpose. I hear that one of their favorites may be the sole person responsible for the problem.
Here's the bottom line. The city in this project simply acts as the bank for the project. The Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) is running the project, approving pay requests etc. The city received an approved pay application from the RMA and dully paid the bill because.... IT WAS APPROVED BY THE RMA!
Had this been a regular city project the pay approval process would have been much different. Because the RMA is either understaffed or under-experienced, they got scammed. Place the blame where it belongs. Do not buy into the cover up for one of Shapleigh's own campers.