The Scope and Cost of running Grand Terrace City Hall is getting a serious and much needed trim.
The City of Grand Terrace has been acting and spending like a Big City not the Small City it is. Cutting back will hurt. Undoing the structure that has been built will take time. The community will as it did in the past either want to support and conduct civic activities sans the City's Support or Management or activities will go by the way side.
The City Council and City Management finally seem to get the picture that they need to make cuts and change the modes of operations that have justified the inflated unsustainable costs of City Governance.
Who opens and closes the parks? Why not the Sheriff's Department or the Citizens' Patrol. Who cleans the restrooms, or a similar service oriented business bill the city 10.00 per hour for 2 hours a day or the time it should take to wash the heads 365 days a year. Perhaps a Sports Team would like to have their parents do this on some sort of rotation to off set park use fees or firework sales.
Cuts in Maintenance Crews could have been off set by cutting the City Manager's Contract down to 100,000 rather than 172,000. No loss in services would be suffered. Past City Council's and City Manager's have created Beautification Projects and Parks in such a way as to demand labor for upkeep. Yes, Property Owners who have Beautification on or adjacent to their property could be asked, nay required to maintain the plantings.
The 11,000,000 in CRA Bonds being issued can not go to pay for these routine repeating cost of operations. Nope it perpetuates the un-sustainability of the city's overall economic health. Well we'll see if the A rated bonds sale or are funded and at how steep of a discount.