For quite a long time, L.A. government officials have grappled with how to burn through huge number of dollars cut from the city’s Police Department budget after fights ejected over George Floyd’s murdering in Minneapolis last May.
A draft plan affirmed by the L.A. City Council in December would have given $88 million to youth and recreation programs, neighborhood beautification activities, work and business programs, not-for-profit administrations and then some.
Yet, that proposition ran into resistance from the police boss and the police association, just as Mayor Eric Garcetti. The civic chairman rejected the arrangement, saying the reinvented cash should zero in more intensely on racial equity, income inequality and community safety programs.
Presently, that blackball is on the table Tuesday at the City Council. The council seems ready to supersede the city hall leader, while additionally advancing a more point by point suggestion that appears to cut nearer to his vision for the cash.