ABILENE, TX - The street maintenance fee has been discussed since the summertime and many citizens and councilmen have said generating 10 million dollars to improve roads is too much, too soon.
On Thursday, Oct. 12, city council members will discuss approaching the street maintenance fee in phases.
City staff said some of the residents feel strongly that the budget should be slashed by 10 percent.
The City manager said this would come with a cost.
City Manager Robert Hanna said, "You cannot cut the budget by 10 percent and not impact police and fire, and not impact community services, parks and recreation. Services we provide from a quality of life stand point."
Hanna said action needs to be taken.
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