Grassroots Coalition to Present “People’s Budget LA” to City Council Members In Special Session

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LOS ANGELES — A Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles-led coalition of activists organizing under the name People’s Budget LA will present the results of the People’s Budget LA survey to the heads of all relevant City Council committees — including the Budget and Finance Committee — at 10 am PST on Monday, June 15. The coalition will share the implications of the People’s Budget, elaborate on what it will mean to defund the police, review the survey results and discuss reimagined public safety. 

The report was developed after extensive community engagement and suggests an ideal budget markedly different from that authored by Mayor Eric Garcetti. It suggests widespread support for investing in universal needs (e.g., housing security, public health/health care, mental health and wellness, etc.) and divesting from traditional forms of policing. The People’s Budget allocates just 5.72% of general funds to the police, compared to 54% from the Mayor’s budget.

The hour and a half special session will be broadcast to the public; for information on public involvement, please defer to BLM-LA social media. Updates will be shared over the coming days. 

The coalition encourages all Angelenos to tune-in, and asks them to continue calling their council members in support of The People’s Budget in the lead up to Monday’s presentation. The BLMLA-led coalition invites all city council members to join the meeting to hear the demands and priorities of their constituents. 

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