Our city faces many challenges, some of our
own making. The present fiscal emergency is an example of that.
The financial problems we face came about
when the city council did not watch its finances carefully and did not
recognize that budget information supplied by prior city management was
The council is now working through those financial
issues. It is a significant challenge
but we are making progress. We still have work to do.
Our geographic location
finds our city as a drive-to destination but tourists from around the world
do find us. We owe this to our spa motels. They are our best community
amenity as visitors from around the world will agree.
Our financial prospects are improved with the annexation to the I-10
that will allows to capture significant added sales tax dollars
of those that travel past our city. Basic sewer infrastructure, however, is
needed and that is years away.
These pages are to share with you my views on
these issues and other
facing our city and to keep you up to date on items before our city council.
The discussion starts at the link below.
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