So much for “Defund the Police.”
“Our council did not do its job,” Mayor Mahan said.
California is facing a $31.5 billion shortfall.
Despite a projected $22.5 billion budget deficit, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will ‘keep its promises’ as it heads into the next fiscal year.
Newsom wants to give $285 million in grant money to law enforcement and district attorneys over the next three years, plus $25 million to small businesses victimized by theft. The money will be part of the proposed budget in January. The governor’s plan would also create a permanent Smash and Grab Enforcement Unit.
One bold ask.
The Defund Police movement says it's an excuse for more money.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed the largest basic income pilot program in the nation this week as part of his $11.2 billion budget proposal.
We'll get there. But we aren't there yet.
Long Beach lowered its marijuana tax rate in 2019. It paid off.