Cash on the Way?
Monterey County, Salinas officials report: Feds on board with anti-gang efforts.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Congressman Sam Farr joined Salinas city and Monterey County officials at Salinas City Hall Oct. 7 to trumpet a new partnership with the feds that they say will pay big dividends going forward—both in grant funding and new ideas.
Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue, Police Chief Louis Fetherolf, County Supervisor Fernando Armenta, and County Superintendent of Schools Nancy Kotowski led a delegation of officials who spent a couple of days strategizing with Obama administration cabinet officials and sharing best practices in combating youth violence with counterparts from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, San Jose and Memphis.
"We're certainly mindful of recent events," Donohue said, in a reference to last week's three shootings police believe were gang-related. "We all felt greater resolve and personal dedication to redouble our efforts."
In the coming months, officials hope to improve their ability to analyze data, which they say will help them better deploy scarce resources