Fitchburg City Council proposes budget amendments to include money for local nonprofits
FITCHBURG, Wis. — The Fitchburg City Council proposed amendments to the 2018 budget that would include between $75,000 and $100,000 in tax levy to be distributed to local nonprofit organizations, officials said.
The funding will be through a grant program.
The initiative would also add $150,000 in park fees in lieu of land dedication for eligible projects within the priority neighborhoods.
Originally, Mayor Jason Gonzalez’s budget proposal had removed $60,000 to the Boys & Girls Club, along with $50,000 in community grant funding for other youth programs.
This led Boys & Girls Club CEO Michael Johnson to cry foul over a budget that would remove funding for the club at its Allied Drive location.
On Oct. 10, there was heated debate over nonprofit funding in the budget at Fitchburg City Hall.
Some opposed to Gonzalez’s budget cuts proposed a recall of the mayor.
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