We heard you! West Hollywood residents overwhelmingly support bringing Metro rail to WeHo but Metro’s funding is too limited to finish the line and it isn’t available until 2041. We’re working on a plan to close the funding gap and build Crenshaw North decades ahead of schedule—without raising taxes.
- Start with the $2.24 Billion Metro has set aside from the Countywide Measure M sales tax.
- Work with Metro to seek State and Federal transportation funds and look at other funding sources we could tap into.
- Set aside a portion of the future growth in property tax revenue we will receive over time and work with our partner agencies along the corridor to set aside similar amounts through an enhanced infrastructure financing district (or EIFD).
- Seek a low interest federal transportation loan with our partner agencies to access these funds upfront so we can all benefit from the investment sooner.
- Make annual payments over 45 years to ensure we don’t impact City services now or in the future.
Building Metro Rail to WeHo and Central LA will cost $4-6 Billion dollars. On top of Metro funding and any state or federal help, an EIFD will be key to realizing this project sooner. We know an EIFD sounds complicated so let’s break it down:
Property tax revenues tend to naturally increase due to annual adjustments in valuations and properties being sold. Additionally, property values in areas near transit tend to go up as well. EIFDs are a way of capturing some of that increased property tax revenue to make infrastructure projects possible.
No. Existing tax revenue pays for all existing City services from parks to street cleaning. An EIFD would only use a portion of increased future funds for the rail project. The remaining portion of future funds would be used for other City services.
No. EIFDs rely on existing property tax rates. Individual property valuations only change as a result of a reassessment in the event of the remodel, sale, or redevelopment of a property.
Once established, an EIFD could also help pay for related projects like new affordable housing along the line and safety improvements for people walking and biking to and from future stations!
We heard you! West Hollywood residents overwhelmingly support bringing Metro rail to WeHo but Metro’s funding is too limited to finish the line and it isn’t available until 2041. We’re working on a plan to close the funding gap and build Crenshaw North decades ahead of schedule—without raising taxes. Click on the link below to find out more.
Metro is currently studying which of the three remaining alternative routes the project should take. The La Cienega/Beverly and Santa Monica/San Vicente stations would only be included in the project if Metro selects the San Vicente Hybrid route. The Santa Monica/Fairfax station would only be included if Metro selects the San Vicente Hybrid or Fairfax routes. If you want Metro to include these stations, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for the email list below to be notified about upcoming opportunities to weigh in during Metro’s process!
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