published Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Good Deed: Commissioner’s funds aid arts accessibility

From left are ArtsBuild Board Chairman Jim Kennedy, County Commissioner Tim Boyd, board member James McKissic, and ArtsBuild President Dan Bowers.
From left are ArtsBuild Board Chairman Jim Kennedy, County Commissioner Tim Boyd, board member James McKissic, and ArtsBuild President Dan Bowers.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Commissioner’s funds aid arts accessibility

Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd donated $20,000 from his discretionary funds to ArtsBuild’s (formerly Allied Arts) Community Cultural Connections grant program at a presentation last month.

The CCC grant program, established in 2012, is a direct result of one of the primary goals of Imagine Chattanooga 20/20, the community’s long-range cultural plan. The purpose of the CCC grants is to make arts and culture more accessible to underserved populations inclusive of geographic area, ethnicity, age and individuals with disabilities. In 2012, 23 Hamilton County organizations, including neighborhood associations, social service organizations and faith-based groups, received a total of $60,000 through the CCC grant program.

Julie Jackson

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aae1049 said...

Abolish Commission's Discretionary Fund.

How funny. A County Commissioner giving away $20,000 in our taxpayer funded "campaign," I mean, "discretionary" Funds used to buy favor just prior to election time.

The TFP "Good Deed" designation would have been appropriate if Commissioner Tim Boyd gave Allied Arts his own money, but he did not, the Commissioner converted our mandated property taxes to his favorite charity. Good Deed, indeed.

Why does Tim Boyd believe that mandated property taxes paid by citizens are his funds to convert to his favorite charity? If people wish to donate to ArtBuld that is fine, voluntarily, but property taxes are not the County Commissions play money.

Commission Boyd also gave $30,000 of our mandated property taxes to pay Ghandi's grandson's speaking fees to fly from India, when we have the greatest civil rights trailblazers. If people want to use their money, or Tim Boyd wants to use his money for charity to non profits, go ahead. Mandated taxes should not be Tim Boyd's fun money or discretionary.

Another local Rino acting inappropriate with public money.

September 15, 2013 at 8:22 a.m.
soakya said...

excellent point aae1049. I love how he put from Tim Boyd on the check. Politicians, especially liberals love to give away other peoples money. This is outrageous.

September 15, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.
aae1049 said...

Great point, the check lists from Commissioner Tim Boyd, it is not his money, it is the taxpayers money. We should not re elect him to anything.

September 15, 2013 at 12:47 p.m.
aae1049 said...

Commissioner Tim "Gandhi Boy" Boyd is a little upset. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJBr_k...

September 16, 2013 at 11:57 a.m.
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