How will you secure and prioritize funding for maintenance and improvement of roads and other infrastructure in our district, particularly in the urban core?
Candidate for City Council District 2
Infrastructure capital improvements are funded with a small City property tax, with the majority of the revenues generated by a dedicated portion of the 2-cent City sales tax. The Lafayette City Council will establish priorities in spending the funds during the annual budget review. The urban core presents a unique challenge in that there is considerable aging infrastructure in place. Roads are the most visible. However, sub-surface water and sewer lines also require attention, and improvements and expansions are the responsibility of the Lafayette Utilities System, whose revenues are generated by its customer billing. As with roads, priorities are established and funding is pay as you go or through voter-approved bonds.