Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Black Lives Matter Took Their 'Peoples Budget' To City Council

Support your source for local news!
The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

Black Lives Matter-L.A. presented their plan to 'Defund Police' to city council members yesterday. It's called 'The People's Budget,' and it would reallocate city funding to social programs and away from law enforcement.

Later, the council's Budget and Finance Committee passed a motion introduced by Council President Nury Martinez (and others) to find $100-150 million in reductions to the LAPD’s budget. The full council is expected to consider the measure on Tuesday.

Melina Abudullah, co-founder of BLM-L.A. told elected officials:

"This is a moment where the world has cracked open, and you all have the opportunity to really be courageous and do something different in the city of Los Angeles."

Support for LAist comes from

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily newsletters. To support our nonprofit public service journalism: Donate now.

Most Read