A couple of weeks ago we reported that key talking point stressed by Mayor Jerry Sanders’ reelection campaign — that he’d boosted infrastructure spending by 4,000 percent — was shaky.
That claim became more solid today when the City Council approved a $108 million bond plan to help fund infrastructure projects. The plan had originally hit a snag when it failed to pass through the City Council, yet the mayor’s campaign claimed in the past tense that he’d secured the massive boost for infrastructure.
The money the city will borrow will go to repair 75 miles of streets, 2,300 sidewalks, and repair or replace 28 storm drain projects. It will also be used to re-roof 17 facilities, design or construct six new facilities, resurface seven parking lots; and repair or replace the equipment at 31 other facilities, according to the Mayor’s Office.