Friday, July 3, 2009
2 Lafayette City Council members are proposing that the City cut all of their funding to 23 area non-profit agencies, according to a report by Richard Burgess of The Advocate. According to the story the City currently allocates approximately $452,000 of funding to non-profit organizations, which is split amongst the 23 agencies. Those include: Area Council on Aging, Festival International, Family Violence Intervention, and the Acadiana Arts Council. Burgess interviews Lafayette Council on Aging Director Clara LeBlanc-Burke and she said that the $38,722 they receive goes to feed 500 elderly, homebound people every day. Instead, the councilmembers would like to redistribute that money to the Fire and Police departments. The proposal is up for a final vote on Tuesday, July 21.