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January 21, 2016

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I would like to know what the City has spent, in total, since 2010, to plan a new police facility. This would include all the costs of various architectural consultants and of the poll done in 2014 (which the City seems to be ignoring at the moment), and any other costs, other than staff costs and incidental meeting costs. My guess is that we are talking hundreds of thousands here. The Mayor complained about the Council "bleeding money" when the proposal for a volunteer Urban Tree Commission was made. The real "bleeding money" has taken place in all the expensive planning efforts that have taken place on her watch — for this and for the 3rd Bridge in particular. We are talking millions of dollars that so far have not resulted in anything.

Jim, I would guess it has cost us one "streetlight fee."

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