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Budget Retreat To Focus On City Funding Of Non-Profits

By Elisha Dorfsmith

The Flagstaff City Council will be holding a special budget retreat on Monday, February 4th to discuss the $1,000,000 plus dollars the City donates each year to local charities. This meeting will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers starting at 4:00 pm. Presentations from various local charities will kick the meeting off. Public participation will begin around 6:00 pm.

As many of my readers know, I have written extensively about this topic over the past few years. There are many many problems with the City giving our tax dollars to the general funds of the charities of their choice…and expecting no accountability in return. Even worse, some Council Members have a major conflict of interest here because charities they manage are receiving city funds.

Here is a list of articles I have written on taxpayer funded non-profits:

City Of Flagstaff Spends Your Tax Dollars On Private Charity

Flagstaff Council Cozy With Taxpayer Funded Charities

The City Of Flagstaff Donates Your Tax Dollars To…

Non-profits Profit While Flagstaff Crumbles

Taxpayer Funded United Way Endorses School Bond

If you have an opinion on taxpayer funded non-profits, contact the Flagstaff City Council and let them know how you feel:



The Arizona Daily Sun recently reported that Vice Mayor Coral Evans receives $40,000 each year as executive director of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. A portion of that money comes from the general fund of United Way. The City of Flagstaff currently donates about $300,000 to the general fund of United Way. This is clearly a conflict of interest and must be stopped.


  1. carl
    February 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    shut it down

  2. February 4, 2013 at 8:55 am

    If no non-profits the the union has a monopoly on services.

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