In the same fiscal year that the City Council voted to cut $1.5 million from the city budget, the city donated more than $150K to non-profit organizations.

Many of the groups receiving money, while not inside of Dublin, provide services to Dublin’s neediest residents, including children and the elderly.

But it has raised questions locally about the city’s spending priorities.

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In April 2010 the Dublin City Council voted to make $1.5M in cuts to police and fire services, parks and recreation, and other areas in the 2010-2011 budget that greatly impact residents and businesses in Dublin, CA. The City made these drastic cuts in order to reduce its reliance on the rapidly diminishing “rainy day” fund. The City had used a significant portion of its “rainy day” fund in order to weather the recent economic downturn.

While slashing services and pushing for the placement of a ballot measure to exact a new City tax on residents, the City Council still voted to give away over $150K to various non-profit organizations, many of them not based in Dublin, in the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

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