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Critics Of Mayor's Budget Proposal Say LA Should Be Investing In '#CareNotCops'

City Hall from Grand Park on Tuesday March 24. (Chava Sanchez/ LAist)
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Angry callers flooded the public comment line during today's remote Los Angeles City Council meeting.

What had them mad? Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed 2020-21 budget.

Critics using the social media hashtag #CareNotCops claimed the mayor is boosting pay for police officers and firefighters at the expense of social services.

The coronavirus-era budget from Garcetti's office slices $230 million in spending by partially furloughing thousands of city workers and cutting most departments. It must be amended and passed — or accepted as-is — by the council before the new fiscal year begins July 1.

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