The way things are progressing with Pueblo city government’s plans to increase funding for street repairs, maybe the town should change its nickname from “Steel City” to “Stall City.”
At a meeting with Mayor Nick Gradisar this week, City Council members described some of their priorities for the year ahead. And one of the issues that drew the most discussion was the city’s street repair utility enterprise fund.
Remember that local voters gave the council approval to establish the fund through a 2017 ballot initiative. The concept was simple: Local residents and business owners were going to be charged fees that would help pay for street repairs. Sadly, the execution of that concept has been anything but simple.