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County to take no action on previous Life Perspectives grants

September 21, 2010 - 9:59 am

In a statement to the media this morning, San Diego County Communications Director Michael Workman says that the  Board of Supervisors has decided to pursue no further action regarding grants received by the group Life Perspectives.

The La Mesa-based organization recently had a county Neighborhood Investment Grant yanked after details of the group’s religious activities emerged in the press.  Between  2008 and 2009, the group received a total of $60,000 through grants sponsored by Supervisor Bill Horn. The money paid for the group’s annual Life Walk, an event that raised funds to pay for religious pro-life educational materials for private schools.

The statement from the county follows:

The Board of Supervisors met in closed session last week to determine whether to pursue any further action with respect to past year Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants provided to Life Perspectives. The Board thoroughly considered the report and legal advice provided by County Counsel, and decided not to take any further action against Life Perspectives in connection with any past Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants. It was determined that there are no viable legal causes of action that can be taken against Life Perspectives because the facts do not support the County’s ability to pursue such a matter. There will be no other County comments made in connection with this matter, since this decision was made in a closed session meeting, the details of which are confidential.

I wonder if this really will be the last we here of Life Perspectives…

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