A look at LA’s $38.5-billion proposed budget

Los Angeles County officials presented a recommended $38.5-billion budget to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. It represents a $2 billion increase over 2021-2022.

The largest share of the budget (34%) would go toward health, with the Public Health Department receiving an additional $22.6 million and 116 new employees. Nurse staffing would get an additional $33.2 million and an additional 200 positions.

Public assistance and public safety make up the second and third largest portions of the budget at 25% and 24% respectively. Funding for Measure H homeless services would increase from $427 million to $493.9 million.

Funding for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would mostly stay the same, but there would be an injection of $12.3 million for more academy classes.

Los Angeles County has benefited from a modest rebound in revenues since the pandemic, though officials remain cautious. The county is expected to see a $381 million increase in property tax revenue and a $70 million increase in sales tax revenue.

Read the recommended budget here.


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Policy

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 08:43

The clock is ticking for San Francisco. The state made clear last week that it’s ready to go all the way to blunt the city’s notorious NIMBYism if changes aren’t made.