The city wants to improve one of those streets near the Pearl District that has train tracks running through the middle. As part of the project the tracks would be removed. One business still uses freight service along the tracks.
City employee A asks the business about the tracks and learns that the business will move by the end of the year, so the tracks can be removed any time after New Year's Day. A tells City employee B that the business is going to be moving soon, so the city should start construction away from the tracks and save that part of the street for last. Word gets to City employee C that the business is gone (which it isn't), and C revokes the railroad's franchise to have the tracks in the street, and tells the railroad to pull up the tracks at once.
A few days ago the business's employees show up for work, and the railroad isn't there any more.
City employee A didn't do anything wrong, and neither did B, and neither did C, but (unlike high school grades) the A and B and C average out to an F for the city.