Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sad to Hear - Contra Costa County Meals on Wheels Facing Cuts - Is the right service being cut?

Interesting article about Meals on Wheels program facing cuts in Contra Costa County, California due to cuts to the government program that supported it. As you read the article one learns that the meal program had support from the local Area Agency on Aging which is now actually known as the Administration for Community Living - Click Here. Where did this new name come from? And bigger question is what is the government spending money on? Any business person knows what it costs to do a name change and build a website. Is the government spending money on building bigger and better organizations and websites to 'serve seniors' in this economy and during the sequester? When one digs deeper it does appear that the Administration on Aging has a NEW organization. It is called Administration for Community Living (ACL). And this group now has its own website - Here is one document that reviews their budget - Click Here. It looks like their budget is $2.14 billion as per the link. Link to their budget overview - Click Here.

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