Mayor hijacks Neighborhood Council Congress as costs skyrocket
To put this in context, DONE just sent Neighborhood Councils a letter demanding that they spend 25% of their money on outreach and 25% on community projects. Nevermind the reality that DONE doesn't have the legal authority to order a Neighborhood Council to buy a $2.00 notepad let alone order how it spends $25,000.00 a year. Let us just take a step back and admire the hypocricy of blowing hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on an event that tradidionally costs 1/5 the amount while simultaneously complaining about where $600.00 of one Neighborhood Council's money went.
But as you may have already figured, it gets better because by now you might be asking yourself how exactly does DONE plan on paying for their party at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel? They are actually considering cutting back on... Wait for it... OUTREACH FOR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTIONS!
All so that our Mayor can hold a massive event, and declare his support of Neighborhood Councils in direct opposition to virtually every move they have made, and allowed to be made, since his election. (And let's not forget the fodder for the dum dums that love to attack turnout to NC elections)
Already some Neighborhood Councils have raised concerns about the expenses being incurred in their name. If they had any sense at all they would all stay home and let Mayor Smiley have his picture taken in an empty room.