- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori says the homeless need a place to sleep more than he needs a full-time assistant.

So, he opted not to hire a full-time assistant and spent the nearly $50,000 on programs assisting the homeless and other causes of his choice.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1c4FGGP) city council members have discretion over parts of their budget.

Salvatori spent about $15,000 on a warming shelter for the homeless. He also gave $5,000 the police department’s youth outreach program, $5,000 to the West Central Community Center, $20,000 to the University District Development Association and $5,000 to the Spokane Angel Alliance to hold a luncheon. The alliance works to match investors with start-up businesses.


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