“This is one way to break that cycle of dependency, of not being involved, not standing up, not fighting for your children,” said Barry (D-Ward 8).
Dependency, it appears, will persist another year. The restrictions have been loosened considerably as the holiday approaches, City Paper’s Alan Suderman reported Friday:
[T]he newest version of the flyer from Barry’s office says you can register on the day of the giveaway, which is this Tuesday, starting at 9 a.m. at Union Temple Baptist Church.
“The only requirements are 2 health screenings that will be available that day,” the new flyer says. “This will be done on a first come first serve basis.”
Barry says he had to adjust his plans after they met with some pushback from his residents.
“We just had a hard time getting people accustomed to that we are not doing dependency anymore,” Barry says. ...