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Council Approves Funding for Operation New View

The city of Dubuque will spend several thousand dollars to prop up a local organization that supports low-income residents. A recent audit found that Operation New View needs $220,000 to continue operating, according to Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen. As he explained, Operation New View facilitates several local programs, including heating assistance for low income residents and head start for preschoolers. At its meeting Monday night, the Dubuque City Council approved an agreement with three area counties to provide the funding Operation New View needs to continue operating. The city and Dubuque County will chip in the largest share of the money, with Delaware and Jackson County taking care of the rest. Both the city of Dubuque and Dubuque County will provide $77,000, while the other two counties will contribute $33,000 each. Councilman Brett Shaw is a member of Operation New View’s board. He says the organization is now headed in the right direction, and the infusion of funding will keep it on the right track. The money approved by the council on Monday will cover Operation New View’s needs for the current fiscal year. An additional funding request will come before the council next month during their Fiscal Year 2020 budgeting process.

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