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Delegating application authority

Cheney council discusses allowing staff to apply for grants without seeking prior approval


August 17, 2017

Cheney’s City Council could consider an ordinance that relinquishes some of its rights to prior approval of grant applications by department staff.

During the resolutions section of the Aug. 8 meeting, Mayor Tom Trulove asked the council to possibly reconsider its current practice of granting approval to staff before applying for grants. Some of the grants coming before the council are for small dollar amounts, such as several parks and recreation department applications approved in April valued at $300 and $500.

Other grants might have short application periods, something that could hams...

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