It’s A Big Day For LA’s City Budget And Protests Against Police Violence. Here’s How To Tune In
Two major conversations are on tap today:
- 10 a.m.: Black Lives Matter-LA will lead a presentation on "The People’s Budget," a proposal that reallocates funding to social programs and away from law enforcement. The plan leaves LAPD with about 5.7% of city spending, instead focusing resources on public safety alternatives like conflict resolution, mental health programs and transportation.
You can watch the ‘The People’s Budget’ presentation live on the City Channel.
- 12 p.m.: The City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, chaired by Councilmember Paul Krekorian, will hold a special meeting. Among the issues they’ll be considering is a motion from Council President Nury Martinez and others to find $100-150 million in reductions to the LAPD’s budget. This plan was also backed by Mayor Garcetti, who says he wants to find $250 million in cuts overall to be diverted to support L.A.’s Black community and disadvantaged areas of the city.
The Budget Committee only streams audio. A link to listen in will be available here.
We’ll have full coverage of the meetings and their implications for the future of policing, public safety and ongoing protests in Los Angeles today on LAist.
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