Comment 97173

By highwater (registered) | Posted January 24, 2014 at 17:22:41 in reply to Comment 97172

Here's why this ward 1'er is 'pissy' about the rules being stretched for selected programs - I would like to run an after school youth drop in at the former lawn bowling club in Churchill Park. It would require very minimal funding as I would be volunteering my time. Just rental, snacks, maybe some games, although those could likely be donated. We would also like to see seniors drop-ins. I was told that I couldn't propose these programs as the pbac funds are intended for capital projects only. I'm sure I'm not the only community volunteer who was similarly discouraged from proposing their ideas for this reason.

In the interest of fairness and transparency, we should either ensure that all proposals meet the criteria as stated without having to 'stretch' either the rules or the English language, or expand the criteria to allow everyone, not just a select few, to propose funding for programs.

Comment edited by highwater on 2014-01-24 17:24:09

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