HUD funding debate continues

Local News

The $2.8 million debate continues over what’s being called a conflict of interest.

An Erie City Council Member who voted for the amendment is standing by his vote.

Sonya Arrington proposed an amendment to the HUD CDBG funding which included $6000 for the Booker T. Washington Center where Arrington’s organization is housed.

Councilman Dave Brennan says according to the legal definition being discussed and from what Arrington has explained to them about where the money is going, there isn’t a conflict of interest.

Brennan says the question is whether or not HUD’s definition matches that.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.