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)

Sabino “Pio” Renteria

City Council, District 3

No. When respondents submit a bid we expect them to have taken into account regular annual increases in the cost of goods and services. In the event of an unforeseen and drastic increase in cost, I would be open to reviewing or revisiting a contract.