Crime prevention tax amendment: update

The Mayor's budget for the rebate property tax amendment passed this afternoon in a 35-10 vote.

While the budget amendment has some good things in it like $2.7M for after school programming through After School Matters and parks programming; the majority of the money is going to projects that won't help mitigate the crippling crime problems plaguing Hermosa.

Only <20% of the funds are going to programs designed to keep youth safe.

We look forward to finding other ways to promote safety in Hermosa going forward.