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By Zusha Elinson, Bay Citizen
The Federal Aviation Administration will take back $2.1 million in stimulus funds that it gave to San Francisco International Airport because the money was used improperly, according to the Department of Transportation’s inspector general.
The airport received $14.5 million in stimulus funds to improve runways and taxiways, which was completed in 2010. But the inspector general said in a report in November that $2.1 million was used for unauthorized construction. It is unclear what specifically the money was spent on.
It is the second time in two years that the San Francisco airport has been found to be misusing federal stimulus money.
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