Los Angeles, CA — Today, during a meeting of the Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors, Supervisor Janice Hahn called for more Measure M funding to go to local small cities. She offered an amendment with Mayor Robert Garcia and Mayor Eric Garcetti that passed the board which would explore ways to give small cities a greater share of local return dollars.
Under preliminary Measure M guidelines, small cities in LA County are slated to get a minimum local return allocation of $100,000 annually for local transportation and infrastructure projects. That amount is not sufficient to make an impact on local transportation needs. Measure M guidelines presented at the meeting recommend the minimum allocation to eight local small cities: Avalon, Bradbury, Hidden Hills, Industry, La Habra Heights, Rolling Hills, and Vernon.
“A minimum allocation of $100,000 is not enough to fund anything substantial in any of our small cities,” said Supervisor Hahn.
The amendment offered by Supervisor Hahn, and Mayors Garcia and Garcetti instructs Metro staff to think outside of the box and explore all possible allocation scenarios and to identify any unrestricted and unallocated revenues and funds that could potentially be used to supplement local return for smaller cities.