Frequently Asked Questions - Q10


The media has abounded with accounts of the City’s supposed crumbling infrastructure and mobility problems. Won’t the charter amendment prevent any significant investment in infrastructure and mobility needs?


No. Actually, the charter amendment doesn’t prevent anything. It merely requires voter approval before the City’s total revenues can increase at a rate greater than the combined rates of increase in population and inflation. If perceived infrastructure improvement and/or mobility needs would cause the revenues needed to service the related debt to exceed the charter amendment threshold, then City Council only has to present a convincing case to voters when it holds a vote on the proposed additional revenues. Or else cut out some of the proven substantial fat still in the City budget. What could be fairer?

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