Building on L.A.’s progress This week I signed the City’s 2017-18 budget, which funds aggressive work to fight homelessness, fix streets and sidewalks, and expand my Vision Zero initiative to make L.A.’s roads safer for everyone.
The $9.2 billion budget allocates more than $180 million to provide housing and additional services for homeless Angelenos, more than $67 million in new spending to fix some of the City’s most broken streets and improve transportation, and $27 million for traffic safety. In addition, the budget keeps my commitment to fiscal responsibility by maintaining a 5% reserve fund.
Our budget isn’t just a spending plan — it’s an expression of L.A.’s values. We’re making change that people can see and feel in their neighborhoods, and charting an ambitious course to a future we have imagined together. I’m grateful to my colleagues on the City Council for their hard work and collaboration on a budget that moves us closer to realizing our shared vision for this city.
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