Looking to keep taxes and fees the same? That’s probably not realistic, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz says.
At Wed-nesday’s City Council meeting, Ortiz said the city’s utilities departments had many needs, so he warned residents that the city may have to ask them to pay more.
“Rates if anything are going to go up, not down. We need to pay for improvements,” the mayor said.
He said the state and federal governments are in dire financial situations, so the city may have to absorb many costs itself, rather than relying on outside grants.