Council Reviewing Jackson’s Non-Profit Contributions
City leaders are taking a closer look at who they give money to while forming a budget. The Non-Profit Review Committee was established by the city council in October and met on Tuesday for the first time. The committee is designed to examine how much funding they are giving to non-profit organizations. Many of the organizations they discussed have been receiving funding from the city for years. Chairman of the committee Ernest Brooks said they want to make sure the groups are using their funds efficiently in order to benefit the city. “We surely think this is the direction to go with the serious budget cuts that are necessary these days so to take a comprehensive look at our non-profit agencies and our funding is a smart thing to do,” said Brooks The committee plans to make a full recommendation to the city council for approval in March.