San Francisco, FEMA Differ on How $5 Million Anti-Terror Grant Ended Up in the Ground

By Joe Eskenazi : SFWeekly – excerpt

Last month, the Chronicle published an eye-opening story alleging Muni squandered $37 million in anti-terror grants on cameras it largely wasn’t using. Perhaps the most jarring allegation, however, is one that Muni quickly copped to — it shunted $5 million in federal anti-terror money to rail repairs
When asked how permission was obtained to put $5 million of anti-terror funding into the ground, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose was paraphrased as stating “the feds” signed off on the deal. When asked by SF Weekly, however, which branch of the federal government approved this deal and what documentation exists, Rose said tha it’s all uncertain at this time… (more)