The tax code of Orange County is so complex that the documentation for an useless computer program to run the tax system is 6,000 pages long. The program did not work.
The county then hired another firm to produce the needed program. Original bid: $8 million. But there were cost overruns: another $8 million. The county says the second program does not work.
The company is part of the Tata conglomerate, the giant Indian firm. Orange County has fired Tata.
So, the county is still flying blind.
Is there a room full of old men with green eye shades, all smoking Camels?