Saturday, October 8, 2016

WDT: United Way of Northern New York to head Watertown’s anti-poverty efforts

      Mayor Butler has named the United Way to administer a one million dollar poverty grant from the state. It's tough to know how to effectively utilize a million bucks. Let's hope the pass through costs don't make the impact hard to measure.
      I'd like to see a cleaning up of the Factory Square neighborhood as an incentive to building a better neighborhood for the city's poorest.
      Since the local newspaper has decreed my part of town the poorest, I would hope Mr. Gorman would solicit input from the 'po folks and not just the NFP elites.
Watertown Daily Times | United Way of Northern New York to head Watertown’s anti-poverty efforts

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are the one who wants to end the war on drugs because we lost it. So why not end the war on poverty.

The best thing to do is let the NFP's spend the money on themselves as overhead. Maybe have one of those clinton foundation meetings and pay for the air travel and entertainment expenses with it. Otherwise we will continue to be a haven for 30 year ode 'retired' nurses who want to spend their time sailing instead of tending to the needs of their five year old daughter they left in Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Well it always amazed me the cost to administer free money,the United way isn't the right vehicle though, to top heavy..

Anonymous said...

Just the same crowd making sure the money is funneled to the same crowd's friends.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I am the only one but, good choice and I think Mr. Butler is perfect to execute this. I see improvement coming for Watertown!

Anonymous said...

The united way?Isn't that one of those "nfp"s that pays its president over a quarter of a million dollars a year?That sure sounds profitable to me..

Anonymous said...

The United way is also the only nfps to have access to cow employees for donations from their paychecks....

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so Joe.

Anonymous said...

Will this money go to getting poor people jobs that can pay their bills instead of being on welfare? We need to have a public accounting of where Mr. Gorman spends all this money-and not just a "spread sheet available for anyone to see if they happen to drop by their office.
It seems like nothing has really been done to have people with low income get jobs like this. Such money is only spend on material structures and programs that "afford opportunity" and fail to really accomplish much of anything. That's how our affluent work here. Then they pass out Athena Awards and Shapiro Awards for all that is done, which is nothing but cycle money into the hands of the rich to "show off".

Anonymous said...

Typical. Butler gives a million dollars to one of his friends to parcel out.

Anonymous said...

My God people are nasty on this blog, and ill-informed. Why not the United Way? I for one think they will do fine as the facilitator of this program.