Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
User Panel

Posted: 5/5/2003 4:48:26 AM EDT

Lansing's Priorities

City officials in Lansing, Mich., say they are so broke they have to cut nearly two dozen fire and police officers but they still have the money for more than $150,000 on diversity programs, reports the Lansing State Journal.

Three weeks after announcing the cutbacks, in fact, Mayor Tony Benavides spent $20,000 to bring in Harvard law professor Lani Guinier to speak at the February kickoff of his Mayor's Forum on Race and Diversity.

Benavides now wants the city council to give him another $140,000 in diversity funding for next year, including $75,000 for lectures. That money would also fund diversity training for students and community dinners to foster understanding.

Link Posted: 5/7/2003 7:49:29 AM EDT
"to foster understanding", huh?

fuck them.  what else would you expect from a liberal college town mayor, in a state run by a liberal like granwhore?
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 10:55:06 AM EDT
At least they have their priorities straight.
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.

By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top