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Mayor's FY2013 2014 Budget Facts and Highlights

Mayor's FY2013 2014 Budget Facts and Highlights

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Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles
A
NTONIO
R
.
 
V
ILLARAIGOSA
 
MAYOR’S FY 2013
-14 PROPOSED BUDGETFAST FACTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
BUDGET FAST FACTS
Total Budget: $7.7 billion (General Fund = $4.872B, Special Funds = $2.816B)
Eliminates a previously projected deficit of $216 million with over 2/3rds on-goingbudget balancing solutions
No Layoffs & No Furloughs
Sets aside Cash Reserves of 
$292 million
 
o
Proposed Reserve Fund: $255 million (5.24% of GF)
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Budget Stabilization Fund: $16 million
o
Additional $21 million Reserve for Economic Uncertainties
PUBLIC SAFETY
 
Reopens the LAFD Drill Tower to begin the recruitment and hiring of 140 newfirefighters
Provides funding to upgrade 25 basic ambulances to advanced life support
Provides funding to replace old LAFD vehicles and Fire Engines
Provides funding for a new Fire Station Alert System
 
Continues police hiring to attrition and maintains the size of the LAPD at 10,000officers
Provides funding for critical technology upgrades for the LAPD, including DispatchCenter equipment and software licenses
Provides funding to replace 533 old LAPD vehicles and motorcycles
Provides funding and new staffing to support Animal Care Center Operations andmaintains the night shift
Maintains funding for Domestic Abuse Response Teams (DART)
Maintains funding for the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program
 
Provides funding to maintain the City’s comprehensive Gang Reduction and Youth
Development (GRYD) program
 
 
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RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
 
Restores seven-day service at the Central Library and eight Regional libraries
Provides funding for Library books and materials, including educational, literacy,language, homework, career, parenting and recreational resources
 
Provides funding for the Neighborhood Council Spring 2014 Elections
Provides funding for recreation programming and maintenance of new, renovated andexpanded recreation facilities and outdoor improvements
Increases funding for the Graffiti Abatement Program
Provides funding for renovation of Lincoln Pool and Celes King Pool
 
Provides funding for preservation of the City’s iconic Watts Towers
Provides funding for a Citywide Mural Program
Provides funding for capital improvements at Vision Theater 
Maintains funding for Homeless Shelter Bed Program.
Maintains Senior Meals Program
JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Creates a New Economic Development Department focused on small business support,workforce development, job creation, and local economic growth
Lays the foundation for the consolidation of various development services into a new,centralized Department of Planning and Development
 
Provides funding to support the Housing Foreclosure Registry
 
Provides new staffing for a Sign Unit in the Planning Department
Continues funding to re-
write the City’s 75 year 
old zoning code
Increases funding for the Youth Employment Program
 
Maintains 1% of the City’s Hotel Occupancy Tax for arts and culture
 
Provides funding for two new downtown Community Plans
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION
 
Provides funding to maintain the street resurfacing program at 800 miles
 
Maintains funding for 350,000 pothole repairs
Provides new funding and positions for Bicycle Planning and Community Outreach
Increases funding for tree trimming
Provides new funding for side walk repair 
Maintains Funding for transportation traffic signal synchronization
Maintains funding for LED light conversion program which replaces existing street lightswith energy-saving LED units to reduce energy consumption.
Increases funding to LA River Revitalization projects, which includes bridges above LARiver and its tributaries; recreational bike paths; river system, restoration, etc.
Provides funding for Asset Management Strategic Planning
Maintains funding for Solid Waste Integrated Resources Plan; a critical component for 
achieving the City’s zero waste goal by 2025.
 

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