Anticipating less support from the Covina Redevelopment Agency this year, the Chamber of Commerce has decided to sever financial ties with the agency.
The agency, whose members are the five City Council members, has partially funded the chamber. Last year, the agency gave the chamber $30,000 to supplement its $310,000 budget, said Randy Gordon, executive director of the chamber.
"The makeup of the council has changed," said Tim Burlingame, chamber president. "Former council members were very, very strong supporters of the chamber. We don't sense that from the new council."
In last April's election, Tom O'Leary, Gary Coffey, and Chris Lancaster were elected to the council. O'Leary and Coffey have sided with Mayor Robert Low on some issues, such as the renovation of City Hall, which the chamber did not support.