The details of the proposed city budget are coming out.
Earlier this year former mayor Oscar Leeser vetoed prior city council’s effort to issue certificates of obligation in the amount of $44 million that would have been used to pay for shortfalls in the $473 million quality of life bond projects.
We wrote about that in Bond projects continue to cost more. This chart was part of the presentation to city council at the time:
Mayor Leeser stalled the effort and said that he believed it should be part of the annual budget process.
Now with a new mayor and a largely new city council they are going to try again except now the amount is up to $62.3 million.
City council needs to change their instructions to the city manager. More money is not the answer. Eliminating and reducing some projects is.
We deserve better