Daily Archives: Aug. 8, 2008

Council to increase funding for paratransit

Local agencies that provide rides to people with disabilities may get a little extra money next year. But it might not be enough to offset their rising costs or cover their estimated losses after years in which the city didn’t fully reimburse them.

The city’s proposed budget offered $360,000 more to several local agencies that provide transportation to people with disabilities. Now, Vice Mayor Sue Schlapp says she’d like to increase that by $400,000, getting the providers closer to breaking even on their expenses. Council members who heard the proposal earlier this week appeared to agree, and they plan to include it in the 2009-2010 budget, which the council will vote to adopt Tuesday. Read More »