Bend's City Council is trying to decide what to do with a nearly $2 million in unexpected revenue. The money comes mostly from higher-than-anticipated property tax revenues.
City Councilor Mark Capell says about half of the money will put put into a so-called "rainy day fund."
He says the rest will likely go toward delayed projects, rather than new hires.
Capell said, "The trouble is there's no way to predict whether it will come in higher or lower next year. So what we did is we said, "OK, what items are out there that will improve efficiencies?"
Capell says the city may spend around $150,000 on an electronic ticketing system for Bend's Police Force.
The system is expected to save about 2,000 work hours officers currently spent on data entry.
The city may also upgrade the fire department's radio equipment and revisit some road improvement projects that had been shelved.