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Winners and losers in new Geneva city budget

The Port 100 co-working site was an initiative hatched by the city three years ago as a way to enhance the city’s entrepreneurial culture.

In 2018, the city provided Port 100, on Castle Street, $26,487.

However, under the 2020 budget adopted this past week by City Council, it will get no funding after city staff previously recommended it receive $9,000.

Port 100 was not alone. Several other agencies saw their recommended allocations either shrink or disappear under the spending plan. Only Fourth Ward Councilor Ken Camera voted against the budget, adopted in a special meeting Wednesday.

The leader of the co-working site appeared stunned by the development.

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