Mayor Eric Garcetti approves L.A. budget

The budget, which was approved by the City Council on May 21, includes at least $20 million for a new program to install temporary homeless shelters around the city.

Eric_GarcettiLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti put his signature today on a $9.9 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, a record level of funding that includes significant boosts for sidewalk repairs, homelessness programs and the Vision Zero program aimed at reducing traffic deaths.

“We must confront our city’s biggest challenges with every available resource,” Garcetti said. “This budget includes record investments in the kind of change that Angelenos can see and feel in their neighborhoods, and I’m grateful to my colleagues on the City Council for their hard work to get it over the finish line.”

The budget, which was approved by the City Council on May 21, includes at least $20 million for a new program to install temporary homeless shelters around the city. The spending plan also includes an overall increase in funds for homelessness programs, from the current year’s $178.5 million to around $440 million. More than half of the new homeless spending will use funds from Measure HHH. The bond measure, which Garcetti helped convince city voters to approve in 2016, is expected to raise $1.2 billion over 10 years for permanent supportive housing construction.

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