Extra spending was needed to put Provisional Urban Council projects on schedule and increase job opportunities, members said yesterday. Democrat Grace Au Yuk-har said some projects had been postponed because of a lack of funds. 'Eighty-six projects have been delayed because of insufficient allocation of resources, and our service to the public has been affected,' she said. 'Although it is not our function to solve unemployment, we should try to do something when we can.' Some Liberal Party councillors and independents had reservations, but Ms Au's motion calling for more funds was passed 12 to seven. Ada Wong Ying-kay, of the Liberal Party, said jobs should not be created just because there was unemployment. 'Most of the vacancies the administration offers are grassroots jobs which would not help much to boost the overall economy,' she said.