New Bryan Councilmen Fail in Attempt for More Capital Improvement MoneyFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
The newest members of the Bryan city council failed in their attempt to get more money to fix more sidewalks and streets right away in their districts.
Rafael Pena called for sidewalks on both sides of the street from Old Hearne Road to Navarro School, on Woodville Road from Texas to the freeway, Sandy Point Road from Forest Park apartments to highway 21, on Saunders from Kemp school to Highway 21, and from Forest Park apartments to Kemp school.
Pena also wanted city staff to evaluate and repair lighting at city parks in his district and evaluate street conditions.
Before his presentation, four residents of single member district two asked for improvements during the public comment portion of the council meeting.012814-CIP-presentation-by-Rafael-Pena.mp3
Al Saenz seconded Pena’s motion, which was defeated by a 5-2 vote.012814-CIP-comments-from-Al-Saenz.mp3
Pena and Saenz were told this year’s CIP funding of $27 million dollars, and three-fourths is dedicated to projects in their districts.
Mayor Pro-Tem Ann Horton says she’s keeping the four percent of capital projects going into her district.012814-CIP-comments-from-Ann-Horton.mp3
Mayor Jason Bienski told Pena he wasn’t opposed to looking at reprioritizing the $10 million dollars that will be spent in Pena’s district after meeting with staff.012814-CIP-comments-from-Jason-Bienski.mp3
The council was told to do everything that has been identified would take nearly $459 million dollars.
Pena and Al Saenz were told Tuesday night the city has overspent its capital budget by $800,000 dollars.
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