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)

Todd Phelps


No, I don’t believe automatic escalators are prudent for taxpayers, but I would be willing to look at these on an annual basis as well review performance objectives and results.