One City Takes a Stand Against Wasteful Spending
No to wasteful spending.
In an era where most local governments don’t give a second thought to giving away taxpayer money for events, stadiums and festivals, one city gave a resounding “NO” to fully funding a local festival. Edgerton Wisconsin City Council was asked to give away $100,000 taxpayer money, assets and services for a Harry Potter Festival.
Councilman Matt McIntyre said, “It was a lot of requests. It’s hard to digest all that,” McIntyre said. “I’ve been here 25 years and haven’t seen anything like that.”
EDGERTON—The Edgerton City Council denied most of a 27-item request from Harry Potter Festival organizers, a move that might force the event to move its magic elsewhere. Read More