LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Karen Bass’ City budget today. This action brings Los Angeles another step closer to making an unprecedented investment to confront the homelessness crisis and make Los Angeles a safer and more livable city.
“This budget will make Los Angeles more livable for all. It will aIlow us to confront the emergency of homelessness with the urgency we need and make innovative investments in bold new methods to make our neighborhoods safer. We also take steps towards strengthening our city’s infrastructure, ensuring we continue to combat climate change in a significant way and improve city services to make a Los Angeles that is stronger, healthier, happier and safer,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “This budget process has been a prime example of how working together, we can move LA forward. Thank you to Council President Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield Chair of Budget, Finance and Innovation Committee and the entire City Council for locking arms with me to get the job done.”
The budget includes an unprecedented $1.3 billion investment to address the homelessness crisis, including $250 million for Inside Safe – the new citywide program to bring unhoused Angelenos inside.
Today's City Council vote directs a budget resolution to be drafted. Next week, the City Council will take up the resolution for a final vote. The Mayor will then have 5 days to sign the passed budget.