If a civic organization asks the city for money, it shouldn't expect the ask-and-you-shall-receive mentality to prevail.
The city simply can't afford to, said Mike Will, city manager.
Will has the ability as city manager to make charitable donations and decisions that involve $10,000 or less.
But with the budget drying up, Will said he's reserving that right for discussion with the commissioners.
So far this year, the city's only donation was to Roeder Harley Davidson's Bike Week block party to promote and create a family-friendly environment with activities for guests of all ages.
Roeder's event helps the city advance its strategy and the money goes toward making a family-friendly event, Will said. There will be an entire area devoted to being family-friendly.