I don't often express my opinion, but I personally feel it is not the public’s obligation to donate grants to any group for personal gain. That is what most of these groups are who ask for money from the City Council. If they want something, let them foot their own bills.
I, for one, am getting tired of having my taxes raised to pay for things that special interest groups want and that are not necessary or beneficial to the average individual. This causes a lot of hardships on a lot of families and the older generation. Most of the families are having a hard enough time making it as it is. Please do not put any more tax burdens ("grants") on the people than what they have now.
If the council has so much money to put out on grants, why are they asking the public for more and keep raising our taxes?
The working people who are trying to get ahead or make a living, regardless of party, will agree with me, and will be watching the City Council activities in the future.
The City Council should give this special consideration when making its decisions.
Montana N. Watts