County Commission Votes in Favor of Budget Cuts to Community Agency Partnership Program
Published August 29th, 2012
ALACHUA COUNTY- Dollars will have to be stretched further for many of the agencies that receive public funding in Alachua County.
The Alachua County Commission voted to follow through on a proposed 15 percent cut in funding for non profits.
In a 3-2 vote the County Commission took a step closer to cutting down a budget for the Community Agency Partnership Program for the next fiscal year.
The 27 affected countywide non profits work to eliminate poverty in the community.
Some of their representatives say that the work they do is necessary.
Assitant Director of Alachua County Community Support Services, Lanard Perry says, “It’s about identifying gaps in services that people need whether it’s, medical dental, food, assistance, utility assistance, shelter.”
The 15 percent CAPP decrease represents a figure proposed by the county manager that adds up to 175 thousand dollars according to Perry.
Money that Perry thinks will not come back for the next fiscal year.
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