City money

Dear Editor:A recent article in your newspaper poised the problems the city of Downey was having trying to balance its budget. With this concept in mind, I am still puzzled with the following facts: The city of Downey gave a business loan of $1 million to the Fiat automobile dealership in automobile of questionable background. The city of Downey gave a $23,000 contract to the Downey Chamber of Commerce. The city of Downey fired 12 employees because of lack of funds. Am I missing something here? Perhaps the city of Downey should have fired the Downey City Council and kept the 12 employees. George W. Morris Downey

********** Published: July 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 14