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The Final LA City Budget

The Los Angeles City Council recently passed the budget for the upcoming fiscal year after a lengthy meeting. The budget addresses challenges posed by reduced revenue and rising costs, requiring difficult decisions to allocate limited resources effectively.

Key highlights of the approved budget include funding for:

Hiring 574 additional police officers
Inside Safe housing program with $185 million allocation
Services and shelters for survivors of domestic violence with $6.5 million
Preparation of a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
Restoration of positions in critical departments
Enforcing the Home Sharing Ordinance
Improving fire station infrastructure

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Join a Committee – Appointments Made July 11

The HGNNC Board will be appointing members to the Standing Committees and Community Impact Statement filers on Tuesday, July 11 during the next Board meeting.

To indicate your interest in being appointed, send an email with the Committee(s) you are interested in to by Friday, July 7. Please be prepared to be present at the Tues. July 11 Board meeting to give a one-minute presentation on your interest/relevant background for the Committee position(s).

Committees shall have no more than nine members, with at least two of those members being Board members. No more than four Board members can be appointed to any one Committee.  Non-Board members shall be HGNNC stakeholders.

Community Interest Filers must be Board members.

Standing Committees:

Bylaws – review/update the HGNNC Bylaws and Standing Rules for presentation to the full Board and further review by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.

Executive – Is composed of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer and meets to review overall goals and plans of the Neighborhood Council

Finance – helps to create the fiscal year budget and update it, reviews monthly expenditures, and reviews and recommends approval of Neighborhood Purposes Grants and proposed events to the full Board.

Homeless Issues – assesses the current homeless situation in the HGNNC, hears from service providers, and recommends resources/solutions

Outreach/Communications – plans HGNNC outreach events and various methods of publicity for events and the Neighborhood Council in general, including website and social media

Planning and Land Use – reviews proposed development projects which require additional City hearings/approvals that are located within the HGNNC, evaluates Citywide planning and land use policies and statewide policies which will impact planning and land use, including Community Plan updates, and provides recommendations to the full Board. May meet monthly. Each member must complete a two-hour training to be eligible to vote.

Public Safety/Emergency Preparedness – discusses LAPD services, preparedness for major emergencies, and traffic issues relating to vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and street calming measures

Youth Issues – discusses issues related to those under 18 years of age living in or going to school within the HGNNC boundaries, works on developing close relationships with schools and other youth services within the HGNNC, and recommends youth-related projects and initiatives to the full Board

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L.A.’s $13 Billion Budget Signed for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year

Today Mayor Bass signed the City Council approved $13 billion budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The budget includes an unprecedented $1.3 billion to address housing and homelessness and approximately $3.2 billion for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Regarding LAPD, the budget seeks to restore staffing levels to 9,500 officers, hire additional civilian personnel and increase staffing for 911 dispatch services. To support this effort, there is about $1 million to expedite the application process for candidates looking to join LAPD. Additionally, the city is developing an incentive program that will provide bonuses of up to $15,000 for new officers and lateral recruitment.

Funds for city infrastructure will receive a boost with an additional $28 million to its already required $36 million for sidewalk repairs, and $8 million to improve bus shelters and benches throughout the city.

The budget also includes provisions to support small and local businesses, enhance tourism, expand and continue the city’s Al Fresco program, $5 million to support childcare centers, $18 million for senior meals, as well as investment in the environment through zero-carbon emission goals and green initiatives.

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Participate in the LA City Budget 2023-2024

How should the City of Los Angeles spend its money? For the next two weeks, the City Council is discussing LA’s budget for the coming fiscal year (which begins July 1), so now is the time to weigh in as an individual. 
The Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council will be sending its own budget letter later in May.

The Budget, Finance, and Innovation Committee’s hearings to review the budgets proposed for each City department and program began on April 25 and run through Friday, May 12.

Here is a guide to participating in the City of Los Angeles budget process, including details on NC-related discussions, important links, and an overview of what’s in the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. 

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