I see city council voted to raise sales tax by .25% to help cover the city deficit. However, half of the money is supposed to go to special projects, such as green spaces, bike trails, etc. This I have a problem. the city is running a deficit. This money should go to fill that deficit, not on special projects. $500,000 of the funds from the Saluki Way tax was supposed to go to fund green spaces and bike trail. So far. all I have seen has been some planing for a bike trail along the railroad right of way, which has not gotten much beyond the planning stage. Get the city's books in order first, then spend money on special projects.