CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2000 |
The city is sitting on millions of dollars of federal money earmarked for low-income residents, enough to put it fourth in the nation on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's list of reluctant spenders. But city officials blame the backup on staff turmoil--and say they are well on their way to spending nearly all the money on rebuilding some of the aging Ventura Avenue area. As of October, cities were allowed to have two years' worth of community development money on hand.