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)

Frank Ward III

City Council, District 8

I agree with the need to incentivize social service contracts. I would support the city manager in providing an annual increase in the budget for contracts that are made in the performance that we expect in social service capacities (though we should evaluate whether the level should be closer to a 1-2% increase).