New Asset Forfeiture Guidelines
Diana believes that the money we receive from forfeiture in corporate resolutions belong to the people of Manhattan. The current DA uses those funds on pet projects around the country and abroad, financing his personal priorities with no input from those who elected him.
- Diana will discontinue sending that money outside of New York, and reinvest it, with community input, into local programs in impacted communities.
- Diana believes that people should have a direct say on how money is spent in their communities. For that reason, Diana proposes to implement a participatory budget process, which will employ a democratic process where Manhattan residents will decide how to spend the Manhattan DA’s asset forfeiture investment funds.