City Council approves exchange of Proposition A funds

The following is a wrap-up of the February 4 City Council meeting. You may view the complete agenda here as well as a video of the meeting here.

City Council approves exchange of Proposition A funds

Proposition A is funded by a ½ cent sales-tax measure that was approved in 1980 by Los Angeles County voters with the City of San Gabriel receiving over $800,000 annually to help support public transit.

Approximately half of the funds are used to fund the City’s Dial-A-Ride and recreation transit programs each year. Since the City does not have other eligible projects under Proposition A, and because the City must use these funds within a three-year period, it has now accumulated a balance of $1 million in unspent Proposition A funds.

Foothill Transit has offered to exchange $1 million of the City’s Proposition A funds for $750,000 in revenue that may be transferred to the City’s General Fund revenue at a rate of $.75 for every $1.00.

City Council holds community meeting on CDBG program for FY 2020-2021

The City of San Gabriel receives Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which is administered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority. The funds must be used to meet national objectives to develop viable communities by serving low and moderate income populations.

LACDA has advised San Gabriel that it should receive approximately $306,560 in CDBG funds and the City has $52,034 from previous CDBG allotments. This year’s project list includes funding for code enforcement, youth services and street improvements.

In addition, the City Council also reviewed the following items: