More Money for Anti-Gang Efforts

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Saying more police are only part of the solution to enhancing public safety, city leaders voted Friday to spend more on gang prevention and intervention.

The City Council decided to devote 15% of new public safety revenues this year for such programs and an undetermined amount in future years.

The city expects to raise $1.4 million this year for gang prevention through a trash-fee increase recently approved to pay for more police officers and public safety initiatives.