The Fieldhouse Project… the group deadset on seeing taxes raised significantly to benefit the privileged of the community… lists its contact address as The Manhattan Community Foundation. The Manhattan Community Foundation’s website suggests they are a community “charity”. Donations can be made to MCF that will go to benefit youth and others in the community. Your donations are tax free. The list of “trustees” is lengthy and includes many of prominence in the community. From their site, one would assume their goals are targeted for the betterment of our community and those who live here.
Now, it appears they must be in the PAC business. If, in fact, they are teamed with the Fieldhouse Project that puts and entirely different light on those goals. The Fieldhouse Project is an all out political lobbying campaign in an attempt to get taxpayers to fund a $50 million project to be enjoyed by the privileged of the community. Manhattan “Community” Foundation? The Fieldhouse Project rips the word “community” from the grasp of neighborhoods by removing many of the recreational facilites from our parks. To play soccer, kids will need to go east into Pott County. No longer will there be tennis courts to enjoy in CiCo Park. Huge dollars will be spent to install a retractable cover on City Park Pool, even though it will only stay open 3 months/year. The remaining 9 months will allow enjoyment by a small elite group… at the expense of the taxpayers.
Why does a small group of folks set on pricing us out of living in the community appear to be part of a much larger group that suggests it is a “charitable” organization? What is the actual relationship between Fieldhouse Project and Manhattan Community Foundation??