The David Lewis Reentry Center helps formerly incarcerated persons with services to aid their reintegration into society. But despite its apparent success, the program has continually struggled to find funding.
In 2006, voters approved a parcel tax that would equally fund public safety measures and violence prevention programs. The city is now racing the clock to use unspent prevention money before the tax expires.
The East Palo Alto Police Department will use automatic license plate readers to identify law breakers. The devices record license plate numbers within a certain radius and can run them through crime databases.