City council does not pass 10th-12th Street conversion

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - City council did not pass the 10th-12th Street traffic conversion ordinance in their meeting Tuesday night.

Councilor Glenn Davis raised concerns about the funding source of the project, such as the impact on the general fund, if the timing is right and if there were alternatives to use the money in a different way.

Deputy City Manager was asked to present the presentation from the Downtown Street Studies Update and speak to the importance of the street conversion.

Project would be funded by SPLOST money, and the money cannot be combined with the general fund according to city.

Davis fired back with concerns of maintenance on the roadways once converted.

"If we deplete the resources, we'll have no place left to go other than the general fund" Davis said.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley pointed out the project list required to use SPLOST funds. More concerns about travel and parking were also raised by councilor Judy Thomas.

The motion has been deemed inconclusive, as only seven councilors were present. It will be brought back before council on April 8 at the regular meeting.

We will have more information coming up tonight on the news at 11.

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