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Public safety at center of Eric Garcetti's new $8.57-billion budget
Public safety at center of Eric Garcetti's new $8.57-billion budget

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday released his proposed $8.57-billion budget for the next fiscal year, a plan that would preserve funding for at least 10,000 police officers on Los Angeles' streets and boost anti-gang initiatives, among other measures. Like last week's State of the City address, the proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year starting July 1 shows that Garcetti is pivoting to public safety as a key theme of his administration. Earlier this year, the L.A. Police Department announced a jump in violent crime after more than a decade of declining rates. Garcetti's budget proposal includes $5.5 million to expand the long-running Gang Reduction and Youth...

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