Scottsdale council facing hard decisions in paying for 2019 bond projects

By J. Graber | Scottsdale Independent

Times are tight and budgets across the Valley are being stretched. That means tough decisions are being made.

That’s true of the city of Scottsdale when it comes to finishing projects that were part of the 2019 bond package voters overwhelmingly approved.

Back when the bond was passed, it was estimated it would take $318.9 million to complete the list of 58 projects, but costs have soared since then because of inflation, supply chain problems and the cost of labor.

That begs the question, does the city have enough money to complete all the projects it promised voters?

The answer is no.

“It’s true they’re (all of the projects in the bond) not achievable at the forecast we have right now,” Mayor David Ortega said.


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