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)

Vincent Harding

City Council, District 1

Yes. I generally understand the need to increase amounts to keep up with rising costs. At the same time, I want to make sure that all organizations have a fair chance at receiving such contracts. I have received complaints from community members who think they have not received a fair opportunity while other larger institutional organizations receive a disproportionate share of contracts.