Letter: Know where your money is going in local government

Why is the $92,600 taken from the Water Fund to pay City Hall salaries something citizens should even be concerned about? Every dollar that the City can avoid paying the salaries of the City Manager and Assistant City Manager from the General Fund is another dollar that they can transfer to the City Hall Expansion Fund to pay off the loan on the Underhill property purchase and City Hall construction project.

In the current Budget in addition to transferring $210,000 from the General Fund into the City Hall Expansion Fund, the City transferred an additional $113,675 directly from the Water Fund into the City Hall Expansion Fund. In short, the Water Fund this year directly and indirectly is contributing $206,275 towards this project. This translates to approximately 21.5% of city water customer’s monthly water service payments funding this project. (Read more here…)