Same Groups Get Ventura County Tobacco Funds
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors distributed nearly all the county's $8.2 million allotment from the national tobacco settlement this year to the same groups that received funding last year. Groups receiving funding provide care for the uninsured and other underserved populations. County CFO Paul Derse said there were not enough members on an advisory committee to hold meetings or make recommendations on funding allocations, and instead county staff determined that groups that had received funding in 2009 would also receive funding for this year.
- "County Allocates Tobacco Money to Same Groups" (Kisken, Ventura County Star, 5/19).