But the bill also takes the last share of vehicle license fee revenues for cities and towns.
"For Woodside, this means that we get the $100,000 targeted for safety services, but lose about $25,000 in discretionary general fund monies, creating a new hole in the budget," Town Manager Susan George said in her latest report to the Town Council.
The state "took" $131.1 million in vehicle license fees and from that reallocated $72.9 million to safety services, Ms. George said. Things could still change, she added. "We need to keep this on our watch list."
Portola Valley also has its $100,000 restored, in exchange for a loss of vehicle license fee revenue of $14,500, Stacie Nerdahl, Portola Valley's administrative services officer, told the Almanac.
Facing the loss of state funding, the town councils had been ready to use the money already allocated — about $118,000 in each town — to pay for a second deputy on a motorcycle, a more affordable alternative.
— Dave Boyce
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