EL PASO — The Social Services Collaborative, which includes The Salvation Army, is requesting reconsideration by City Council to restore funding for social services to current levels. According to the collaborative, the adopted cut would be a $200,000 reduction.
In May, City Council approved a 20 percent reduction in funds provided to local non-profit organizations through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the 2014 Fiscal Year.
"We agree with the idea of cutting costs but don't believe the poor of our community should carry the burden in developing the city of El Paso," said Major Mike Morton, El Paso Area Commander.
The reduction, in essence, will be utilized by the City of El Paso to fund "brick and mortar" projects.