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)

Reedy Macque Spigner III

City Council, District 1

Yes. With each budget we must increase our capacity to provide social services for our citizens. People and business are each facing increased costs annually.