Animals over People?

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender is proposing budget reductions including a nearly $71,000 drop in planned assistance for a homeless shelter.

He is proposing reductions for:

  • the Cornerstone Rescue Mission by $70,625, from $170,625 to $100,000;
  • the City Council’s contingency fund by $50,000, from $50,000 to zero;
  • the fire department by $50,000, from $11,534,322 to $11,484,322;
  •  Economic Development Partnership by $25,000, from $350,000 to $325,000;
  • the Humane Society of the Black Hills by $4,375, from $309,192 to $304,817;
  • and the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce by $3,000, from $37,000 to $34,000.

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