City needs a sensible approach to spending

I sit on the board for three non-profit organizations, and each has a contingency fund, which is money set aside for emergencies. I was shocked to read in The Telegraph on Aug. 10 that the alderman approved taking $36,000 from the city’s contingency fund for a possible year-long option to buy the former Alec’s Shoe building to create a performing arts center at a cost of more than $15 million. That is NOT an emergency!

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