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Newsmakers: June 9, 2013
The downturn has stressed the budgets of all local government units. Some have dealt with the challenge through a series of patches that do not address the underlying structural imbalances.
Covington, Kentucky, on the other hand, over the last two years, made some tough choices to get its budget structurally balanced. The possibilities that flow from that, started to become clear with the announcement last Tuesday, of a proposed $72 million dollar five year investment plan.
To discuss the Covington proposal, Dan was joined by Larry Klein, the city manager of Covington, Kentucky. and Sherry Carran, the mayor of Covington. and Tom Due, the finance director of the City of Covington.
Last August, community volunteers opened the Community Toolbank, a creative idea to increase the impact of the volunteer work and decrease expenses performed by other not for profit organizations. The idea is that for pennies on the dollar, a church, school or community organization could access over 100 different types of tools that they need for a community up, or an effort to build a playground.
Dan was joined by Kat Pepmeyer, the executive director of the Community Toolbank. and Doug Adams, the chair of the board of trustees. Doug Adams, a senior vice president at PNC bank.