Lax oversight has led authorities in some of the state's 32 Urban Enterprise Zones to overpay developers, mismanage contracts and fail to communicate about significant legal problems, a state audit concluded Monday.Two builders were overpaid a combined $90,000. A bus service with a $176,000 contract failed to make some required stops. A marketing consultant, hired for $270,000, came under investigation by the state Attorney General's Office.
Urban Enterprise Zones Found to Have Lax Oversight ; State Audit Cites Overpayments, Mismanagement
Yet administrators in four of the six audited enterprise zones Union City, Irvington, Lakewood, Pleasantville, Pemberton and Vineland missed these and other signs of trouble in a program that, since ...