Wednesday, May 16, 2007

One Last Metro Council Push for "Infrastructure" Earmarks, Part IV

According to the Metro Council Clerk's Office, here are the 23 previously unnamed (at least for public consumption) "Late Resolutions" from last night requesting Metro Council Discretionary Funds (requests for non-profit earmarks not addressed to public infrastructure are in red letters):
  • $1,500 to the Nashville Adult Literacy Council (Vivian Wilhoite)
  • $1,500 to the Metropolitan Information Technology Services Department (Wilhoite)
  • $1,650 to Metro Nashville Public Works (Parker Toler, Sam Coleman)
  • $2,000 to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (Erik Cole)
  • $2,000 to the Metropolitan Historical Commission (Wilhoite)
  • $2,000 to Metro Nashville Public Works (Wilhoite)
  • $3,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Inc. (Wilhoite)
  • $3,000 to the Mary Parrish Center (Wilhoite)
  • $3,000 to the National Council on Aging (Toler)
  • $3,000 to Senior Citizens, Inc. (Feller Brown)
  • $3,387 to Metro Nashville Public Works (Wilhoite)
  • $4,000 to the Metro Sheriff's Office (Wilhoite)
  • $4,000 to the Nashville Minority Business Development Loan Fund, Inc. (Wilhoite)
  • $5,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (Wilhoite, Pam Murray)
  • $6,750 to the Nashville Humane Association (Jim Forkum)
  • $7,000 to the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation (Wilhoite)
  • $8,875 to Bethlehem Centers of Nashville (Walter Hunt)
  • $10,000 to the Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Inc. (Murray, Toler)
  • $11,750 to Vanderbilt University (Anna Page, Wilhoite)
  • $15,000 to Friends of Warner Parks (Emily Evans)
  • $23,305 to the Neighborhoods Resource Center (Mike Jameson, Wilhoite, Carolyn Baldwin Tucker, Sam Coleman)
  • $25,000 to Metro Nashville Public Works (Greg Adkins)
  • $35,750 to NEON, North Edgefield Organized Neighbors (Murray, Rip Ryman)

These resolutions were passed in one lump without consideration or discussion.

Obviously, there are a good number of requests here that address public infrastructure and services (reportedly, those are more likely to get processed before the June 30 deadline). It is really too bad that public programs have not been at least getting funds at this clip the whole year.

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