According to Mayor Kintigh the buildings currently housing the police and first responders are in need of an estimated $18 million in deferred maintenance. Why haven’t the buildings been maintained on a routine basis? That indicates that the reward for not maintaining facilities is new facilities.
For instance, Kintigh said, renovations to the Police Department at 128 West Second Street alone would cost $7.8 million.
Someone hasn’t been doing their job, and we’re supposed to accept a large increase in our property taxes to pay for the incompetence of deferring maintenance?
How about doing necessary maintenance and giving the police and first responders an increase in pay?