Could that money be better spent on other things citizens use?
The City of Boerne allocates money to other capital projects and city operations through the annual budget process - there are 27 different city departments that are funded annually. The City Council is actively engaged in this process and approves the annual budget, as well as the Five-year Capital Improvement Program, each September. A new city hall building has been discussed for 10 plus years, and postponed several times. There will always be a projects that City funds can be spent on and we will continue to budget for those needs. The City Council annually sets priorities and a new City Hall became on of those several years back. The City must have the ability to serve our citizens in an effective and efficient manner. Our employees need the proper space to perform these services. Previously a new police, emergency operations and municipal court facility was built, the fire station was expanded. A new public library was built. An addition to the street department maintenance facility was added. A $29 million wastewater facility was completed in the past few years. As a city grows, new and larger facilities become necessary to serve the customers. Per City Council direction, it is now time to address the City Hall space needs.

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1. Do we really need a new City Hall?
2. What city departments will be in the new City Hall?
3. Are there any other three story buildings on Main Street?
4. How many employees will be working in the new building?
5. Will there be a "drive through" window for payments?
6. Why can't the current City Hall be expanded?
7. Why build it for 30 years out? Why not for today?
8. Who is on the City Hall Project Ad Hoc Committee and how was it formed?
9. Why is the building so close to Main Street?
10. What is the height limit for buildings on Main Street?
11. How was Randall Scott Architects chosen?
12. Is there a catering kitchen proposed for the new City Hall?
13. What about drainage issues?
14. It has been stated that this would not cost taxpayers any additional taxes. How is that possible?
15. If the City of Boerne moves ahead with the new city hall project, will it completely wipe out the general fund?
16. Could that money be better spent on other things citizens use?