County government has some very specific functions: public safety, infrastructure maintainence, declaring thousands of years of traditional marriage void... oh wait, scratch that last one.
My point is, we pay taxes to the county to get some important things done. The problem is, they don't do them. Instead they spend the money on whatever feels good to the county commisioners. Nothing is off limits. Nothing.
Case in point:
ORDER 05-6-22-15 Making a One-Time Grant in the Amount of $15,100 from General Fund Operational Contingency Funds to Centro Latino/Americano to Provide Additional Resources to Funds Its Administrative Budget. (PASSED)
So for you Lane County taxpayers, are you glad that money from the general fund went to this group whose main clientele are probably criminals? (Now before you liberals start with your 3rd grade "prove it" nonsense let me show how you can infer this)
Head of Centro says:
While the 2000 census reports approximately 15,000 Latinos in Lane County, unofficially, the generally accepted number is closer to 30,000, according to Carmen Urbina, Executive Director at Centro LatinoAmericano.
Of Centro's clients "ninety-five percent are Mexican monolingual speakers"
Tell me, if you were born here and you are over the age of 7 then you speak English. If you came here legally I'm sure that you are a hardworking person who values what America has to offer and you bothered to learn at least some English.
But regarless, this is an organization that helps members of only one race. I have no problem with a non-profit doing that but they should not get tax dollars.
"This Eugene nonprofit provides the Latino community in Lane County with services..."