Children's Fund to hold special hearings on spending
By Adam Martin, Bay City News Service
January 29, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- San Francisco has its share of
problems but one enviable conundrum is how to spend $33 million.
The city's voters passed the Children's Amendment in 2000, establishing
the Children's Fund, which dedicates a portion of property taxes
specifically to children 0 to 17 years old, according to the San
Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families.
To date, that fund has reached $33 million and it is time to
hear the public's opinions on how to spend it, according to the
department. Over the next two months, the department will hold
a series of 20 community meetings around the city to hear public
comment on how to spend the fund.
The community discussions are a component of developing a children's
services allocation plan for the next funding cycle, according
to the department.
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