LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Mayor Eric Garcetti Wednesday approved the city’s $11.2 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, a budget he said provides unprecedented funding for homelessness and other social service programs to support the city’s most vulnerable populations.
Mayor Eric Garcetti Wednesday signed the city’s $11.2 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. (CBSLA)
“This budget is about more than recovering from a once in a generation crisis; it’s about bending the arc of our city’s history in the direction of greater equity and justice,” Garcetti said. “This moment demands nothing less than our most courageous efforts to lift up those in need, and this budget charts a course to meeting our highest ambitions, restoring what we’ve lost, and building on what makes Los Angeles the best city in the world.”
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The budget includes more than $1.7 billion for the Los Angeles Police Department, a 3% increase from last year; a total of $955 million to address the city’s homelessness crisis; $62 million to help tourism and hospitality businesses; $33 million for the Gang Reduction and Youth Development Program; $30 million to expand the city’s solar energy and electric vehicle charging infrastructure; and $29 million for a guaranteed basic income pilot program.
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