published Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Handful of nonprofits present requests to City Council


by Cliff Hightower

Three nonprofit agencies tonight begged the Chattanooga City Council for more money in order to stay relevant within the community.

Allied Arts, Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors and the Urban League all presented requests. Allied Arts asked for $191,000 in the 2011-2012 city budget, Alexian Brothers’ Senior Neighbors pleaded for $24,000 and the Urban League requested $50,000.

All three agencies said the city has cut their budgets over the last year.

The council plans to continue meeting with nonprofit agencies and quasi-governmental agencies over the next month as it puts together the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

For complete coverage, see Friday’s Times Free Press.

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fairmon said...

Live within your means should also apply to the city council. If organic revenue growth isn't sufficient that should be a clue that the sources are struggling also. Allied Arts is a nice to have if not there would hardly be noticed by the majority. The arts and the EAC department should be funded only by donations from those that value and want to support them. It is time for the council and the countly commission to quit trying to be popular and be responsible stewards of the money they confiscate from citizens.

July 12, 2011 at 6:14 p.m.
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