Committee Cuts Off Funding to West End Dev Corp
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Resolution 080408 approved the Funding Allocation Plan for 2009. This plan allocates the Community Block Grant Development (“CBDG”) funds to various efforts which benefit low income citizens, by addressing urgent needs with the intent to prevent or eliminate blight. Alderman Joe Davis made a series of amendments adjusting the allocation levels. The amendment that stood out resulted in the creation of an entitlement allocation for Housing – Graffiti Abatement in the amount of $90,000. Funding of graffiti abatement programs has in this past year run out prior to the summer months and this new allocation appears to be a response to that funding shortage. This resolution and its amendments was approved by the committee and will go before the full Common Council.