Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The "Non-Profits on the Government Dole" Parade Continues Tonight

There is so much going on at tonight's Metro Council meeting that I almost did not leave myself enough time for the regular update on the latest round of discretionary infrastructure funds slated to go to non-profit patrons. Here they are:
  • $1,000 to the Nashville Zoo's "Critter Encounters" (Adam Dread)
  • $2,000 to the Nashville Academy Theatre and Nashville Children's Theatre for affordable tickets for public school students (Anna Page)
  • $2,500 to the W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School for instrument repairs and student transportation (Dread)
  • $3,000 to the Actors Bridge Ensemble Theatre of Nashville, Inc. for professional artists' fees for a production (Ronnie Greer)
  • $6,250 to the Belle Meade Plantation to repair and to paint the Carriage House and Stables (Charlie Tygard)
  • $7,000 to Hands on Nashville, Inc. to pay a portion of the salary of a Special Projects Manager (Rip Ryman, Parker Toler)
  • $9,000 to the Nashville Child Advocacy Center to pay for three months of therapy for fourteen children (Ryman, Toler, Tygard, Robert Duvall, Jim Hodge, Walter Hunt, Harold White)
  • $10,000 to Belcourt YES! Inc. for purchase of a building (Dread)
  • $14,268 to the United Way of Metro Nashville for marketing and community-outreach designed for free tax preparation services (Ryman, Page, Erik Cole, Sam Coleman, Buck Dozier, and J.B. Loring)
  • $18,000 to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee for additional parking spots at the Bellevue YMCA (Tygard, Eric Crafton)
  • $27,000 to AGAPE for foster care of 11 or more children for April through June, 2007 (Hodge, Dozier, Page, Loring, Carolyn Baldwin Tucker, Edward Whitmore)
  • $27,000 to the Interdenominational Ministers' Fellowship Peniel Initiative for salaries, benefits, supplies, etc. (Tucker, Whitmore, David Briley, Brenda Gilmore, Walter Hunt, Ludye Wallace)
  • $60,000 to the Neighborhoods Resource Center for classes and programming (Page, Hodge, Coleman, Billy Walls)
Looks like a long list of a lot of money that might have been spent on public infrastructure.

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