The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $935,855 contract for coordination of construction for the first phase a planned 6,000-bed jail in Coal and Gypsum canyons in northeastern Orange County.
The contract with Fluor Technology Inc. was approved, 4 to 0, with Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder abstaining, as required by county law, because she had received more than $1,704 in donations in the past four years from the Irvine-based firm.
The approval came a week after the board awarded a $2.4-million contract for architectural and engineering services during the master planning of the jail, to be done by Henningson, Durham & Richardson Inc., with the Blurock Partnership.
The master plan for housing and support services for 2,500 inmates is due for completion next August. Plans for the additional inmates will be drawn up later.