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Why does City continue to spend money it doesn’t have –

by Eric Matthews

One of the agenda items during last week’s city council meeting was impact fees. Most folks that spoke were in favor of impact fees and there were some good points raised on both sides of the issue.

What I found puzzling was the fact that the City can on the one hand talk about the importance of keeping impact fees and then on the other hand continue to spend money on outside consultants.

As you recall in my post on this blog after the Sept, 22, 2009 council meeting I stated the City had spent over $3.3 million of your tax dollars on various fees paid to outside firms for consulting, feasibility studies, and work projects from Oct 2008 to Sept 2009.

Examples of those were as follows:

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