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6News e-Poll looks at city funding for local organizations

July 7, 2003

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The city of Lawrence is poised to spend more that $1 million to fund organizations that aren't part of city government, such as the Boys and Girls Club and the Ballard Community Center. But should it?





6News e-Poll
The city plans to spend a little more than a million dollars on funding for organizations that aren't part of the city, including the Humane Society, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Ballard Community Center. Should this practice continue?
Yes, it is the city's responsibility to maintain the cultural health of the city.
Yes, funding cultural and health activities reduce city costs in the long run.
No, if it's not city government, it shouldn't be funded by the city.
No, in a budget year like this everything not absolutely essential should be cut.
¢ See the results »Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.¢ Related stories: City in Crisis series

Tell us what you think: Vote in the 6News e-Poll and see the results this week on 6News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6.

Also log on to Reader Reaction to respond to our City in Crisis: The Cash Crunch series by 6News city hall reporter Jeff Golimowski.

The series is a nine-week look at the proposals for reducing Lawrence's $4.4 million budget shortfall.

Follow our special reports on 6News and in the Lawrence Journal-World.

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