City council is going to have another one of its “special” meetings Monday, January 8, 2018.
The city says they are special because they are not part of the regularly scheduled Tuesday meetings.
We think that they are special because they are not held in the regular city council meeting room and the video tapes of the meetings are seldom posted on the city’s website. It looks to us that they hold these meetings to do things that the public is not made aware of.
This meeting will consider two special items. One of them is a briefing for city council members on the impact of the recent tax legislation passed in Washington.
The effect of the legislation will be to make bonds more expensive to El Pasoans.
Remember that the city has yet to issue over $450 million of bonds that were authorized in the 2012 bond election. This shows the breakdown.
We don’t expect the city will tell us how much this is going to cost us anytime soon.
We deserve better