City leaders want Dover non-profits to pay their fair share for public safety

City leaders want Dover non-profits to pay their fair share for public safety

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She asked council members to consider the impact of this and other ways to engage with those working with disadvantaged populations to increase public safety in a way that does not cost them more money.

Mamie Charest, executive director of People's Place, requested members not move forward with the proposed fee.

She said People's Place, along with other nonprofits, has suffered a 20 percent cut in aid from the state and it would be hard to absorb any kind of public safety fee.

Melissa Hopkins, vice president of sector advancement for the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, cautioned members that the additional expense of one or two pennies being discussed did not seem like much, but it does add up and will impact services offered in the city. 

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