Again the newspapers here are trying to paint Time4Change in a bad light. Tony Perillo did not say at the Council Meeting Wednesday night that he is opposed to a boxing program or its gym.
Here is what he said:
The proposal to build a gym from scratch on the second floor of the Public Works building WITH money taken out of the affordable housing fund, which is provided by the master developer as required by law, would be impractical.
Tony's suggestion of looking into placing the program in an existing gym was to reduce the city's costs -- not to suggest using the Affordable Housing money for a private gym. Affordable Housing money should be spent on affordable housing.
There are other monies earmarked for recreation or Community Block Grant monies, which could be used for this purpose.