City, county disagree on how much county money should be spent in Jefferson City
Sunday, January 27, 2013
In the past few years, Jefferson City and Cole County governments have combined forces and funds to complete major infrastructure projects throughout the area, but that willingness to share has not always existed.
Some Jefferson City taxpayers may often forget they also are Cole County taxpayers, and city officials say the progress that has been achieved still is not enough.
Jefferson City and Cole County have worked together on numerous infrastructure projects in the last few years, including the Missouri 179 interchange, work on East McCarty Street and the new Lafayette Street interchange slated to begin in 2014.
The city indicated last month that staff would be approaching the county about contributing an additional $1 million to two city infrastructure projects.
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