Last fall, a disagreement arose between officials at San Diego Unified and Southland Electric, one of the district’s contractors.
The district was being audited and had concerns about the pay rate of a Southland employee who worked on a job at Garfield High School.
Andy Berg, who works for Southland and dozens of other electrical contractors as the head of their association, wrote district staffer George Harris III on July 30, 2014: “George, Any idea why it would be a problem if the contractor overpaid an employee? Andy.”
Berg eventually looped in Lee Dulgeroff, San Diego Unified’s chief facilities planning and construction officer, and Harris’s boss.