Have you ever wondered why everything our City Government buys is so expensive? I mean, $7 million to fix up a one-acre park?
So how about this? From KVIA:
El Paso City Council has unanimously approved the 2017-2018 budget in the amount of $896,357,226.
Homeowners will see their city tax bill increase about five percent. The tax increase impact on a $100,000 home will be $803.43. That is $43.78 more than last year.
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At Monday’s special city council meeting, representatives made some last-minute budget requests.
Claudia Ordaz succeeded in securing $168,000 to add 350 baby changing stations to men’s and women’s restrooms in the city.
Baby changing stations! That sounds great!
But let’s see. $168,000 divided by 350 baby changing stations . . . hmm, that works out to $480 each. And here’s a website where you can buy one changing station for $211.67. I bet you could get a discount if bought 350.
So why are we spending $480 apiece?
Maybe the baby stations the City is buying come with drink caddies and ashtrays.
Hat tip to KVIA commenter Raul.