Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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

Twenty-three late requests for discretionary earmarks for nonprofits (not on the original Metro Council agenda) were made last night and they were all passed together without any description, discussion, or debate. I am trying to find out how much they cost and whom they are to.

In related news, a council advisor told the herd that they could "theoretically" still get more earmarks designated for Metro Departments in for one of the two remaining council meetings before the June 30 cut-off, but that non-profit earmarks would "probably" not have enough time for consideration. During that discussion, several council members lobbed criticism at council staff for not supplying them disbursement information about their own discretionary funds; as if the members have not had 12 months to hunt down that information themselves.

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