Y Expansion Has Some Taxpayers Asking “Why?”

It’s a model increasingly used to fund and build a network of YMCA facilities throughout the Twin Cities in partnership with local government. The venerable non-profit collaborates with a host city, whose taxpayers kick in a significant percentage of the cost of a new or expanded Y in their community. In return, residents receive increased access to recreational facilities and some schools districts contract for pool time for their swim teams and other activities.