Concert series gets money to go on
Clear Lake Shores will spend another $2,000 to keep its Jammin' on Jarboe concert series going, just a couple months after slashing the budget.
City Council approved the extra funding at its meeting last week after learning the city had already agreed to pay performers before budget cuts were made.
I knew this would probably happen," said City Administrator/Police Chief Paul Shelley said. They're getting by with the very basic now."
In April, the concert series -- held on the first Saturday night of each month from April through November had its funding reduced to $5,000 from $10,500 as part of budget cuts needed because the city expects to receive $530,000 less in sales tax revenues this year.
Much of the sales tax loss is the result of people no longer spending lots of money at Clear Lake Shores' Home Depot to repair damage from Hurricane Ike.
Despite its recent budget cuts, the city remains committed to Jammin' on Jarboe, Shelley said.
It's a big deal," he said. It's something great to do for our citizens."
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