It’s slush fund time.
The San Diego County supervisors are set to discuss some limits on their community projects grants when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The board is considering renaming the program, tightening up some disclosure requirements and establishing guidelines for what nonprofits can spend the money on.
We looked in-depth at the proposal in this post. We’ve repeatedly reported on the program since 2006 with stories looking at the quid pro quos between grant recipients and county supervisors; the misleading credit that has gone to supervisors and the perks they’ve received in return for their gifts. (We weren’t the only ones to notice.)
On Monday, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association offered its own analysis of the $66 million the supervisors have awarded between 2003 and 2009, finding that in one year, the supervisors’ grants reached just 3 percent of all nonprofits countywide and that most grants went to groups that had already won them in the past.
We’ll have an update after the meeting tomorrow.