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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Board of Supes' Slush Fund Allocations: 2014 & 2015
The City Controller's Office responded on Tuesday to my public records request for the breakdown of how each member of the Board of Supervisors spent their district allocation of $100,000.
Having six-figures in discretionary money to spread around the district is classic slush fund politics and helps these elected officials shore up goodwill.
Highlights of 2014 allocations include London Breed spent $5,000 last year on dog poop bags and dispensers, Jane Kim used $17,250 for three portable toilets, and David Campos gave $45,000 to enhance the community garden character of the Portola area, $30,000 to finish a mural at the Bernal library and $25,000 for community engagement related to the Mission Homeless Navigation Center.
Information for January 2015 shows Campos has spent his $100,000 for the year. To his credit, he gave $40,000 in rental subsidies to families with children displaced by the late January fire at Mission and 22nd Streets, $35,000 to foster community gardening in the Portola district and $25,000 to the same homeless center.
You can read all the data from the City Controller's Office in the photo album below.
District 1: 2014
District 2, District 3: 2014
District 4: 2014
District 5: 2014
District 6: 2014
District 7, District 8: 2014
District 9, District 10: 2014
District 11: 2014
2015: District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5