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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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L.A. Mayor Karen Bass Wants Public Input on Police Chief Search. Here’s How the LAPD’s New Leader Will Be Picked

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore is retiring at the end of February, which means L.A. is on the hunt for a new leader in one of its most challenging jobs.

Turnover in the police chief role happens every five to 10 years. Here’s your refresher on what the chief does, how the selection process will work, and how you can make your voice heard.

What does L.A.’s police chief do?

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Carmen Chang

Mayor Bass Appoints Carmen Chang as Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has appointed Carmen Chang as the new General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE), an announcement confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council.

Chang emphasized her commitment to inclusivity and representation in her new role: “I am honored to be appointed to serve as General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. I look forward to carrying out Mayor Bass’ vision for a neighborhood council system that is inclusive and representative of the many cultures and the diversity of Los Angeles”

Chang also highlighted her intention to collaborate with Neighborhood Councils and staff to create a plan enhancing community engagement across the city. “My first priority will be to listen to the Neighborhood Councils, to build relationships with each of them, and to engage and learn from the Department staff to develop a plan to increase community engagement in every corner of the city. Solving our greatest challenges and improving our communities must always begin with hearing the voices of community members. That is what we will do, together.”

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TONIGHT: State of the City

The State of the City is happening TONIGHT at the halls of the people’s house — City Hall.

You can join the live stream at 5:30 PM on

Become a part of the conversation on X (formerly Twitter) by using the hashtag #SOTC2024 and follow us at @MayorOfLA.

Looking forward to sharing the progress and future of Los Angeles with you tonight.

Karen Bass

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Stay Safe and Informed, from Mayor Karen Bass

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I was briefed earlier today by the National Weather Service about the tropical storm’s trajectory. Based on the current forecast track, our region could see scattered thunderstorms overnight, with heavy rain and wind impacting Los Angeles tomorrow and Monday morning.


Tonight, our City’s Emergency Operations Center will be activated at Level 2 ahead of Hurricane Hilary making landfall. As we mobilize and prepare, Angelenos should stay safe and informed.

Stay Safe During the Storm

Avoid any unnecessary travel. If you do not need to be on the road please postpone all non-essential travel until the peak of the storm passes. Have your emergency kit and essential devices on hand and ensure that all your devices are charged. Call 911 if there is a life-threatening emergency.

Be Careful During Power Outages

Please take official weather warnings seriously. Prepare for potential widespread and unpredictable power outages. If your power goes out, report it at Make sure you have a flashlight with extra batteries nearby. Do not use a candle as a light source as it poses a fire risk.

Sign up at for updates on outages. Remember to stay away from downed wires.

Report Damages and Request Assistance

The City of Los Angeles has made additional emergency trucks available at all times, citywide to respond to storm damage. Report storm impacts like roadway flooding or mudslides through or by calling 311.

Support for Unhoused Angelenos

The Mayor’s Office has worked to open temporary emergency shelters located near areas at risk of flooding and the City has been offering transportation to shelters as a part of outreach efforts. Additional shelter will open tomorrow. For those who are unable to move, provisions including tarps and emergency blankets are being provided.

The City’s emergency response departments will be on standby to assist those in life-threatening situations.

Stay Informed

Sign up for emergency notifications at

It’s important for all Angelenos to take precautions today to ensure that we can address the impacts of this storm.

Click here for the latest information

Thank you for doing your part to ensure that we can all stay safe together.

Karen Bass

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