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Council member Jack Perry brought an amendment in last week’s budget session opposing the inclusion of $25,000 to study a Hollywood community center in the Capital Improvement Project part of the budget. One of the reasons he presented against the idea of having a community center in Hollywood is based on “race”. He thinks the current community center in African American dominated Lakeland area is good enough for the city.

His amendment failed at the end by 5-3. Please watch the complete segment. His “race” comments start at 2:25.