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Thu April 4, 2013
Mayweather Gaffe Spawns Tighter Funding Rules
A city council committee has reacted to an event funding fiasco. Concerns arose when a local group got $15,000 in city money to bring in boxer Floyd Mayweather for a youth event.
What the city manager didn't know was the fighter had a record of domestic violence. Mayweather was canceled, but the city hasn't gotten its money back.
Mayor pro-tem Cindy Circo says the city manager has signed off on the changes. She told the committee, "There was some comment about making this stricter, but one of the conversations through this was to make sure that we were still allowing him to manage and make some decisions."
The full council will vote on the plan in two weeks. Under it, the city manager can okay special funding requests under $10,000 but the council would have to vote on any for more than $10,000.