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Hearing to address social services funds

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:18 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 14, 2008

The Boone County Community Services Advisory Commission will hold a public hearing today on its preliminary recommendations for how the Columbia City Council should distribute its money for social services.

The commission has recommended $843,350 be distributed to local agencies during fiscal 2005. The recommendation reflects a $21,550 increase over fiscal 2004.

Two agencies, the Boys & Girls Club and Centro Latino, are scheduled to appeal their funding recommendations. The Boys & Girls Club requested $21,359 for after-school and summer camp programs, but the commission recommended it receive only $16,750. Centro Latino sought $14,805 for La Escuela Latina, but the commission has recommended it receive only $1,000.

Phil Steinhaus, director of the city’s Office of Community Services, said the commission wanted particularly to address the needs of at-risk youth living in the First Ward and worked hard to allocate a limited amount of money to high-priority agencies.

The hearing is open to the public; speakers need not schedule time in advance. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. in the Boone County Commission Chambers, 801 E. Walnut St.

— Emily Dulcan


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