Council has passed 2 resolutions supporting an annual increase of about 2-3% for social service contracts in order to ensure that service agencies can keep up with rising costs of doing business and maintain service capacity. Would you direct the City Manager to include this annual increase in the budget for contracts meeting their performance targets? (Y/N/Explain)

Rich DePalma

City Council, District 8

Yes. I would ask for the inclusion of the 2-3% annual increase so the data can be included in planning. The goal would be implement the increase but all priorities must be measured.