One of the provisions would have the Department of Public Safety oversee the fund.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The City Council is considering a proposal that would increase certain government controls on the Stop The Violence Fund.

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Councilman Ricky Burgess put forward the proposals on Wednesday on behalf of the Department of Public Safety who want to amend aspects of the Stop The Violence fund.

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Some of the amendments include the council being involved in the allocation of funds, 80% of funds going to community-based groups “and puts the fund under the purview of the Department of Public Safety,” according to Burgess.

The amendment said that 20% of funds could be used internally.

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Ultimately, the amendments have passed for now, although some council members, including Councilwoman Erika Strassburger Councilman Bobby Wilson, raised concerns over only 20% of funds going for internal, administrative purposes.