A home is a living thing; so is a building. It has an inviolable right to care.
A permanent reserve should be in the budget for maintenance, repair and replacement. That money should not be touched for any other purpose.
A leaky roof should be repaired immediately! There is no excuse for incurring further damage, that will be inevitable if no action is taken.
Shame on the mayor and City Council of the year 2013.
Also, shame on using money to put issues on the May ballot that could have been used on roof repairs. It may not have paid for all repairs, but it would have been a good start!