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Shirley King Selected

Supervisor Dave Roberts has selected Del Mar resident Shirley King to sit on the Third District’s Community Enhancement Program Grant Review Panel for 2013. Congratulations to Shirley! Photo Art Olson.


Each County Supervisor has the ability to grant over $500,000 in taxpayer money to non-profit organizations. The supervisors have various ways to allocate these funds. Our supervisor – Dave Roberts has created a citizens panel to determine the awards.

Roberts asked the mayors of the cities of Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, and Solana Beach to each nominate two residents for the panel. He also asked San Diego City Council Members with portions of their district in District 3 to recommend names.

From these nominees Roberts appointed former Executive Director of the San Diego County Taxpayer’s Association - Lani Lutar, Cindy Weir of Escondido, Sharon Omahen of Encinitas, Shirley King of Del Mar, Rich Thesing of Tierrasanta, Ed Muna of Rancho Bernardo and Frisco White of Carmel Valley.

Applicants for funds range from organizations that provide services ranging from fighting domestic violence, promoting youth sports, organizing public community concerts, to education and children’s health programs.

The 7-member panel will make recommendations to the supervisor at a meeting on June 12th at the Rancho Bernardo Library from noon to 5 p.m. The library is located at 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. This meeting will be open to the public.
If a member of the panel is a board member of a non-profit that has made an application to the county, or has an immediate family member employed by an applicant, they must recuse themselves from weighing in on that applicant’s request.

Roberts will review the Community Enhancement guidelines with panelists before discussions about the merits of the requests begin. One of the major criteria for the grant will be the organizations that provide the best return on the tax payers’ investment and assist the greatest number of citizens.



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