SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego City Council Tuesday approved spending $200,000 to save a job-training program from going dormant a second time.
The funds will go to the San Diego Workforce Partnership's Hire-a-Youth program.
Hire-a-Youth was federally funded from the late 1980s to 2000, when support ended, according to Margie de Ruyter of the program. Hire a Youth was revived in 2009 with $10 million in federal stimulus funds.
She said about 5,000 youths have gotten summer jobs, internships and training over the past three years.
City Council President Tony Young said the program was vital in underserved communities.
"It's very important for any city that wants to be competitive in its region," Young said.
Young and Mayor-elect Bob Filner urged business owners to get involved in Hire-a-Youth.
Half the $200,000 comes from the city's Community Projects Fund and the other half from seven of the eight City Council Offices.
Councilwoman Sherri Lightner provided $30,000 of her office funds, and Young gave $25,000. Councilman Carl DeMaio was the only one not to contribute.
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A local lawmaker is joining the controversial debate about a Point Loma recycling center. Assemblyman Todd Gloria spoke to residents Saturday during a forum.
Neighbors say the Prince Recycling Center on Voltaire Street is attracting crime and transients, and they want the center to move out of the area.
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Two men involved in an apparent road rage incident that ended with a rollover crash on State Route 78 in Oceanside may face charges, according to California Highway Patrol.