At their November meeting the Sylmar Neighborhood Council approved a Neighborhood Purpose Grant to provide Sylmar Graffiti Busters with $5,000 to supplement our cleanup budget. This is significant because we have seen the funding from the Department of Public Works and the Council offices supplemental funding drop from over $50,000 per year to only $20,000 for the past two years. These cutbacks in funding have meant we have about 16 hours of supervisor time per week rather than the full-time 40 hours per week we had for several years. We have been spending the majority of the time doing the most important work, removing brush and weeds that increase fire danger.
On behalf of all of the residents of Sylmar we say thank you!