If the Public Service and Safety Committee of the San Diego City Council has its way, the local branch of the California Public Interest Research Group (CalPIRG) will meet its demise by the end of the month.
In a vote Wednesday morning, the committee approved social service recommendations for fiscal year 1987, including the most drastic measure, the elimination of CalPIRG.
The commission's major opposition to funding the group with an annual $40,000 grant was that the money could be better spent. "We need food for seniors, not food surveys," Councilwoman Judy McCarty said. Other council members said the county should assist in funding the agency.
However, Nancy Rader, San Diego consumer program director at CalPIRG, said that, by funding CalPIRG, the council would not have to eliminate another social service agency.