Supe calls for hearing on unspent $1 million grant to fight crime

Eighteen months have passed since the San Francisco district attorney鈥檚 office announced it received a $1 million grant to fight crime in the eastern Bayview district. But the money still hasn鈥檛 been spent, as a long planning process and bureaucratic delays have stalled rollout of the money in the violent neighborhood.

At Tuesday鈥檚 meeting, , who represents the area, called for a hearing to find out where that money is as well as millions of dollars in other grant funding for violence prevention in the Bayview.

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money is going, and how it鈥檚 going to be spent, and, more importantly, when we are going to see results,鈥?Cohen said.

, community liaison for City of Dreams, which mentors young people from public housing projects, said she initially heard a lot about the grant to the district attorney鈥檚 office.

鈥淚t鈥檚 kind of like it was up in the air but totally forgotten about,鈥?Titus said. 鈥淩ight now any funding they could allocate would be great, because there is trauma just [url=]camiseta chelsea 2013 pes 2012[/url]
living in the community.鈥?
Titus is familiar with the violence: Her daughter was stabbed with a screwdriver in 2011 while at a club in the Bayview. The neighborhood has experienced several homicides already this year, including a mother of three killed by an errant bullet in a drive-by shooting.

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said the long time frame for getting the grant money to the community is not unusual, noting that a 12-month planning process was built into the project. Additional delays, he said, were out of the district attorney鈥檚 control.

Szabo said the U.S. Department of Justice didn鈥檛 technically approve the grant until November 2013. Then it took the Board of Supervisors until late January to approve acceptance of the funds, and after that it took the city鈥檚 until April to green-light the district attorney鈥檚 partnership with the , a nonprofit that works [url=]tottenham hotspur mens away shirt 12 13[/url]
with governments to prevent violence.

鈥淯nfortunately, this (planning) process could not begin in earnest until we had an approved contract with the required research partner,鈥?Szabo said. 鈥淥ur strategic plan is currently under review by the DOJ, and we are eager to begin this important work as soon as it is approved.鈥?
The Department of Justice didn鈥檛 immediately respond to a request for comment.

The money is to be used for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder among crime victims, part of a larger effort to prevent crime victims from becoming perpetrators.

Also on Tuesday, there was more drama at the board meeting over the city鈥檚 so-called 鈥淎irbnb law,鈥?which regulates short-term housing rentals.

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Campos鈥?amendments to that law would prohibit all tenants or homeowners 鈥?whether or not they live in their house or apartment full time 鈥?from renting out their spare space for more than 90 days a year. The legislation would extend the existing 90-day limit from entire homes to smaller spaces.

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Adding to the drama: Supervisor initially indicated she would co-sponsor Campos鈥?legislation. But Tuesday, Kim was not listed as a co-sponsor, meaning her vote could still be up for grabs.

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