The City Council has awarded $50,000 to the Neighborhood Justice Center to provide mediation and conflict-resolution services to residents.
The center handles disputes involving landlords and tenants, neighbors, consumers and merchants, family members, and other parties.
The council also has appropriated $15,000 to the spaying and neutering campaign of "Have a Heart Foundation."
The grant is for public education relating to animal population control and financial assistance to pet owners who need spaying and neutering services.
For more information on the program, call (213) 461-0471.