Is it morally right to help the poor? Gilbert anguishesUPDATE: I went to Gilbert's website and found the budget for 2013-14. This is from page 286:
Editorial board, The Republic | azcentral.com 4:39 p.m. MST December 1, 2014
Gilbert is a member of the Maricopa HOME Consortium, a clearinghouse for local municipalities that accept federal grant dollars to provide affordable housing. The town has $375,000 in HOME Consortium dollars in its bank account — $175,000 left unspent from fiscal 2012-13 and $200,000 allocated this year.
...But it was clear from council discussions that the whole idea of federally subsidizing lower-income housing had become a morally suspect act among some on the council:
"While I believe we have a moral duty to care for the needy, I do not think I have the right to use the force of government to impose my moral values on others," Gilbert Councilman Victor Petersen told The Republic.
Project consists of paving various unpaved streets within the Town for compliance with air quality requirements.
Streets included in this project are: Recker Rd, Stacey Rd to Watford Ct (west side, 1/8 mi); 164th St, Riggs Rd
to Seville subdivision(1/2 mi); 164th St, Coldwater to Stacey (1/4 mi); 156th St, Riggs Rd to 1/4 mile south;
Coldwater, Val Vista Rd to EMF(1/2 mi); Ryan Rd, Greenfield to 1/2 mile east; Lexington/Bonanza Rd, 156th to
157th (1/8 mi); Walnut Rd, 162nd to 164th alignment (1/4 mi); Pecos Rd, EMF to Power Rd(1/4 mi).
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