Sales-tax collections are up, so why does Durango need more money?

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Sales-tax collections are up, so why does Durango need more money?

City says old infrastructure needs replacing, construction costs keep rising
Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc walks Friday on Thomas Avenue, a street he says needs to be re-engineered to improve water drainage, curbs and sidewalks. Sales-tax collections have gone up over the years, but ailing infrastructure and the high price of maintenance cost more than those revenue gains.
City Manager Ron LeBlanc describes how a sidewalk had to be raised with asphalt to prevent water from entering a home on Thomas Avenue. The street needs to be re-engineered to address water-drainage issues, he said.

Sales-tax collections are up, so why does Durango need more money?

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc walks Friday on Thomas Avenue, a street he says needs to be re-engineered to improve water drainage, curbs and sidewalks. Sales-tax collections have gone up over the years, but ailing infrastructure and the high price of maintenance cost more than those revenue gains.
City Manager Ron LeBlanc describes how a sidewalk had to be raised with asphalt to prevent water from entering a home on Thomas Avenue. The street needs to be re-engineered to address water-drainage issues, he said.

Sales-tax collections are up, so why does Durango need more money?

A car hits one of several potholes Friday on 32nd Street in north Durango.

Sales-tax collections are up, so why does Durango need more money?

City Manager Ron LeBlanc describes how a sidewalk had to be raised with asphalt to prevent water from entering a home on Thomas Avenue. The street needs to be re-engineered to address water-drainage issues, he said.
Will Durango residents pass ballot measure 1A, a proposed sales-tax increase to pay for street maintenance and construction, as well as other street-related improvements.
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