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LA Budgeting

An approval was given by the Los Angeles City Council of a $9.2 billion budget.  The money will be put toward the following important issues: public safety, transportation and homelessness.

The money will be put in use at the beginning of the next fiscal year (July 1, 2017).  It is hoped that it will assist in a reduction in the number of automobile fatalities, hiring additional firefighters and establishing a $1 million legal fund for undocumented immigrants facing deportation.   As well as giving money toward two more fire engine companies and adding 75 to the firefighter numbers, Garetti has in the past indicated a desire to increase the amount of female firefighters in the state, part of this budget plan will go toward a girls recruitment camp.  At the 2-day program, teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 18 are paired with active duty LAFD female firefighters and cadets to engage in practical activities using firefighting equipment and tools etc.

Since LA has had a notoriously challenging homeless situation, a $176 million budget has been put toward shelters, sanitation programs, and more. $9 million to transportation and police departments and $17 million for Vision Zero projects.