Yesterday the Milwaukee Common Council voted to allocate $5,000 to the Retail Christian Network to cosponsor of a breakfast at the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention in Las Vegas on May 20.
The Retail Christian Network describes itself as: “an extension of Higher Call, which endeavors to make Christ known within the Shopping Center industry.” Its website states that it "provides an avenue for professionals in the shopping center industry to connect and encourage one another with the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ."
What public interest does this expenditure serve?
The city is closing fire houses. It has cut hours in branch libraries and reduced its budget to buy books and other materials. It has experienced a 50% increase in potholessince last year.
How is this expenditure in the citizens’ interest?