Vaccine subsidy for 2023 sparks debate among city council and resident

CHENEY – The Finance Committee’s budget report for 2023 prompted councilman Mark Posthuma to comment. “We elected to spend $30,000 on a vaccine subsidy, and only $15,000 on local businesses.” He said. “I think we should be spending more on small businesses. I think this budget communicates that we may not care about those businesses.”

In response, mayor Chris Grover said “There are certainly a number of other projects that have been undertaken in behalf of our residents.” Citing the lamp-post signs and Rejuvenate Cheney projects.

A comment from a resident was also heard. “If small businesses a...


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