The Hermosa Beach City Council has voted to begin subsidizing monthly bus passes in late November for high school students, senior citizens and the disabled. The new passes will cost $4--the rate that students, senior citizens and the disabled had been paying before July 1, when the Southern California Rapid Transit District raised monthly bus passes to $12 for students and $7 for the elderly and handicapped.
The city program, which is expected to cost $20,192 a year, will be funded by county sales tax money set aside for transportation.
In other action, the City Council voted unanimously in closed session to grant a 10% pay raise to City Manager Gregory Meyer, retroactive to Oct. 1, Mayor Jack Wood announced Tuesday. Meyer's salary, which will be $57,444 a year, is reviewed each October by the City Council.