Cutting the annual appropriation to the CAPC has been low hanging fruit for some time, but long considered forbidden fruit as doing so seems punitive to the poor, who make up a large portion of the city population.
In some ways, throwing the relatively small appropriation their way was a way to say 'yeah we are helping everyone'. Not a lot of money, but something.
Now its proposed to be eliminated.
Those cutting are all set in life and don't know what poverty is all about. They don't see it walk by their house or shop in the stores they do. The pension contributions for the Council and manager alone equal the amount given to CAPC, just to offer perspective. It's less than one tenth what is spent on lawyers.....Or less than the cost of one-half a cop or fireman.
Those darn 'po folk....They are the ones behind that tax increase.