Champaign council to reconsider grant to combat underage drinking
CHAMPAIGN – The city council on Tuesday night voted to reconsider a federal grant it previously had voted to reject: $11,392 for underage drinking enforcement.You may remember recently the city council refused the money. There has apparently been a change of heart.
The council will take a second vote on whether to accept the federal money at its March 16 meeting.The money is apparently part of a larger grant for the Mental health Center of Champaign County.
Exactly what underage drinking has to do with mental health is beyond me.
Before voting to deny the grant at its first trial, council member Tom Bruno said he was against it because he questioned "the morality of accepting federal grant money for local purposes."Apparently it's ok to accept federal money for mental health, but not for underage drinking.