Josh Singer writes that Meeting leads to increased funds, May 31, 2006
Senior citizens and other concerned residents crowded the Nevada County Board of Supervisors' chambers at the Rood Center Tuesday to discuss the county's funding of nonprofit groups that provide social services.
After nearly three hours of emotional public hearing, supervisors voted to give an additional $38,000 from the county's $68,000 contingency fund to groups such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Del Oro Caregivers and the Gold Country Community Center.
The Union has one viewpoint, but It might be useful to understand this problem from other viewpoints. Yubanet has some insights from Supervisor Nate Beason and Francisco Lovato. I find it interesting that The Community Center budget is $564K and the County Economic Development budget is $500K. The folks at the Community Center wanted the County to cover a 4% short fall in their budget from the economic development budget. It does not seem to me a 4% short fall was going to close the doors, but that is the tone you get from The Union articles. How do we get the facts if The Union reporters are not willing to provide some balanced insight? (Edited from orginal post)