Cottonwood requests continued funding for NACOG

Tosca Henry, Linda Norman, Kyla Allen, Mayor Tim Elinski, Vice Mayor Karen Pfeifer, Ruben Jauregui and Deb Althouse.

Tosca Henry, Linda Norman, Kyla Allen, Mayor Tim Elinski, Vice Mayor Karen Pfeifer, Ruben Jauregui and Deb Althouse.

“It’s scary,” said Cottonwood City Council member Kyla Allen.

Council member Linda Norman agreed. “The list of cuts was huge.”

Dec. 5, Council approved a resolution that requests the federal government to fund Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) and the many programs they offer to cities and towns.

During the Verde Valley Intergovernmental meeting Nov. 29, a Clarkdale Council representative to NACOG advised that the federal government was considering cutting funding to the Council of Governments.

“This reduction in funding would reduce or eliminate several programs that are administered by NACOG that benefit cities and towns,” stated the Council’s agenda. He requested that cities and towns provide resolutions to NACOG supporting the continued funding of the NACOG programs.

Some of the programs potentially impacted by the reduction in federal funding include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Head Start, funding for the elderly, Meals on Wheels, and more.

“These are all programs that benefit the citizens of Cottonwood,” stated the agenda.

For the agenda and minutes, visit http://cottonwoodaz.gov/129/Agendas-Minutes.

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