People’s Budget LA: Defunding the Police Means Replacing Them with Non-Violent Responders

SUMMARY People’s Budget LA, a coalition of activist groups led by Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles (BLM-LA), welcomes the actions of the Los Angeles City Council today in taking meaningful steps toward reimagining what public safety can look like in Los Angeles. Today’s Council vote to approve the motion brought forward by Councilmembers Wesson, Martinez, Harris-Dawson,Continue reading “People’s Budget LA: Defunding the Police Means Replacing Them with Non-Violent Responders”

People’s Budget LA: Their Police Have No Place on Our Buses and Trains

SUMMARY People’s Budget LA, a coalition of activist groups led by Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles (BLM-LA), is encouraged by the recent vote of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors, and specifically Directors Bonin, Garcetti, Hahn, Dupont-Walker, and Solis, for their their recent decision to shift resources away from armed law enforcement andContinue reading “People’s Budget LA: Their Police Have No Place on Our Buses and Trains”

People’s Budget LA: City Council Motion A Courageous Step Forward, Could Be One Of The Most Significant Reimaginings Of Public Safety In The Nation If Implementation Is Done Right

People’s Budget LA, a Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles-led coalition of activists working to defund the police and reinvest funds in human-centered services, applauds Los Angeles City Councilmembers Wesson, Martinez, Harris-Dawson, Price, Blumenfield, and O’Farrell for their recent motion to develop a crisis response system that diverts calls for services away from police and towards unarmed,Continue reading “People’s Budget LA: City Council Motion A Courageous Step Forward, Could Be One Of The Most Significant Reimaginings Of Public Safety In The Nation If Implementation Is Done Right”

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

Join us for online events happening all day on June 15. Learn more in our toolkit. 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 — includingContinue reading “Grassroots Coalition to Present “People’s Budget LA” to City Council Members In Special Session”

People’s Budget LA: $150 Million In Cuts Proposed To LAPD Is A Start, But City Council And Mayor Garcetti Need To Go Much Further

SUMMARYPeople’s Budget LA, a coalition of activist groups led by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (BLM-LA), is encouraged as City Council President Nury Martinez has introduced a motion calling for up to $150 million in cuts to LAPD to be redistributed to communities of color.  However, the group insists that much more extensive cuts toContinue reading “People’s Budget LA: $150 Million In Cuts Proposed To LAPD Is A Start, But City Council And Mayor Garcetti Need To Go Much Further”

The People’s Budget Report is Out!

More than 10,000 Angelenos participated in #PeoplesBudgetLA. The People’s Budget is now live and stands in direct opposition to @MayorOfLA’s proposal. See the Press Release below. Grassroots Coalition Releases “People’s Budget” Document, Based On 1,470 Survey Results, As Alternative To Mayor Garcetti’s Budget Proposal SUMMARYA coalition of activist groups led by Black Lives Matter LosContinue reading “The People’s Budget Report is Out!”

People’s Budget LA Declares Victory As City Council Declines To Pass Mayor Garcetti’s “Police State” Budget

SUMMARYA coalition of activist groups led by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (BLM-LA) is celebrating after City Council referred the Mayor’s proposed budget to committee in its meeting on Thursday, May 21.  People’s Budget LA will now focus on pressuring the City Council to make significant changes to the budget, particularly defunding the LAPD andContinue reading “People’s Budget LA Declares Victory As City Council Declines To Pass Mayor Garcetti’s “Police State” Budget”