*notice my superior headline to the NCT headline below, hee hee
Encinitas' lighting bills are outta sight
By: ADAM KAYE - Staff Writer
ENCINITAS ---- Encinitas is running out of money for streetlights and landscaping maintenance, city officials said Tuesday, and they have only a few alternatives to keep the program solvent.
The city can trim costs by reducing services, find ways to increase revenue, or subsidize the maintenance fund from the general operating budget, said Jennifer Smith, finance director.
An analysis of the Encinitas Lighting and Landscaping District's fiscal condition is heading to the City Council tonight as part of a midyear budget review.
The district began the fiscal year July 1 with income projected at $1 million and expenses estimated at $1.1 million.
"I don't see turning off the switch as being a solution," Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan said.
I wonder if a $20 million dollar library and a $35 million dollar park have anything to do with this?
Not to be a Debbie Downer but I'm sure this is a sign that the promised sidewalks and landscaping for coastal Leucadia will be nixed.
Go back 2 years and remember former city manager Kerry Miller and current council member Jerome Stocks both constantly saying the city had plenty of money; while simontaneously trying to sneak fee and tax increases by us.