|Entrance of Sports Park Behind Brownsville Toyota|
$79,786 was also requested by various organizations, typically as promotional or advertising money for some event. Beerfest, for example, got $5,000 to advertise their annual event, as did Charro Days. Does it surprise you that two obviously successful events, one decades old, rely on tax dollars for their initial advertising boost? They apply because they can and it's so-called "free money," that is, taxpayer money, from the poorest city in the United States.
Even the City Manager's office gets in on the freebies with a $5,000 request for "My Brother's Keeper Community." The Brownsville Wellness Coalition gets their $5,000 for a "Share the Love 5K" and Costumes of Americas gets $5,000 to advertise at the Harlingen Airport, etc.
All of the requests on the slide above were approved except one, bcworkshops, although three items had to be tabled until the next dispersement cycle.
|City of Brownsville Grant Writers|