Q: How much will the March runoff between Al Halpern and Lorraine Huhn cost the city? Is this in the budget? Where does the money come from?"
A: While the January 31 election cost the city about $5,500, the runoff should cost less – the city clerk Rebecca Haynes said the Supervisor of Elections estimated about $4,000.
“Factoring in any unanticipated costs and legal advertising costs, we anticipate around $12,000 for both elections,” Haynes told the Gabber.
City manager Mike Bonfield said the city budgeted $20,000 for elections, so even with the runoff the city should come in about $8,000 under budget.