Citing a 19th century law that prohibits direct aid from city budgets to non profits and schools, the city of Easthampton, Massachusetts, has cut $20,000 it funds to a non-profit community center. Among other things it hosts a food pantry. Some city councilors and others say the mayor could contract with the center, and abide by Mass. DOR regulations.
After years of funding, Easthampton, Massachusetts’, proposed budget for next year eliminates $20,000 for a community center in the city. The grounds for the cut? A 19th century law known as the Anti-Aid amendment.
The mayor of Easthampton, Massachusetts, is happy the city’s water was mentioned on The Tonight Show, but she’s taking issue with something host Jimmy Fallon said.
It’s the season of budgets and potholes for communities in Massachusetts. Cities and towns can fill holes in roads and finances through local aid from the state, but the process of distributing that aid is predictably contentious.
A nearly three-month long effort by Easthampton, Massachusetts residents to recall a city council member has failed.