Topic Los Angeles Budget
Care First Community Investment programs — voted in with Measure J — have been deprived of allocated funds since the inception of the program.
Despite calls to defund the police, this year's proposed budget asks for an $118 million increase to fund 780 new cops, two new helicopters, and more.
A single deputy now costs taxpayers $358,000 annually. There are 60 in the 2-square miles of West Hollywood.