Where was the City Council when money allocated by the Board of Estimates to speed up police recruiting went mostly unspent? The funds were intended for background checks for potential applicants, but shortly after the program started, the police ended it, saying it didn’t help. Doesn’t the City Council track any funds allocated by the Board of Estimates (which the president of the City Council chairs) or the outcomes of those allocations? And are they not asking questions about police recruiting efforts? It can be argued that crime is the number one issue in this city, and the police department is short of officers. Why isn’t this worth tracking?