At last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, City Staff wanted to renege on a promise the City made to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger for a community kitchen. From ElPasoMatters.com:
Funding for a proposed $1.5 million community kitchen was left intact Tuesday by City Council, which voted against a staff recommendation to defund the project.
After a contentious two-hour debate, the El Paso City Council voted 5-4 to leave the funding dedicated to the community kitchen, with Mayor Oscar Leeser casting the deciding vote.
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City staff asked the council to pull back the funding so that the city could reevaluate the proposed El Pasoans Fighting Hunger kitchen, as well as other community needs. The city allocated the funding for the kitchen in summer 2020, but had yet to sign a contract with the food bank.
If MountainStar Sports Group wants $120 million for a ballpark, there’s no hesitation. But try to give a million and half to an organization that feeds the poor, and the City is against it.