The Town had the money all along.
Town Council just cried “Oh no, not our Pet Project (PP) fund” and kept the millions hidden in the Palos Colorados fund for themselves to spend. While Kwan at Public Works is searching for federal funding, nothing happened with the sinkhole. This wasted a year in delays until finally the TC reached deep into it’s silk purse and released funding to fill the hole in the street. As voters know, federal funds are reimbursable and can take years to collect; there is no point in waiting. OUR money in hand needed to be spent now and could have us saved at least ONE YEAR in sinkhole drive-arounds.
Similar to Canyon Bridge, another epic roller-coaster journey. One day its raises to the staff, bonuses, and all be merry. Next day it’s a fiscal emergency teetering on bankruptcy. Third day Town Council reaches into the PP fund to find $1,200,000 to rent a temporary bridge. What’s next, it’s feigned desperation again to extract fees or taxes for a storm drain measure? And then what, it will be sunshine again??