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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

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday released his proposed $8.57-billion budget for the next fiscal year, a spending plan that would take advantage of a modest boost in tax revenue from the reviving economy to invest in public safety and city infrastructure. After his State of the City address, which focused on new policing initiatives, the mayor’s budget proposal is further evidence that combating rising crime will be a priority for his administration as it enters its third year. In addition to millions that would be devoted to improving the city’s trees, streets and sidewalks — all part of the “Back to Basics” agenda Garcetti championed during his first...

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