The City of Los Angeles’s budget for everything we do is approximately $7.2 billion. We are facing a $242 million structural deficit entering the next fiscal year which begins on July 1. A “structural deficit” fundamentally means that our expenses (money going out) are outpacing our revenue (money coming in). Because the City can’t continue to live beyond its means, I need your input on what is most important as the Council faces tough budget decisions this year.
Please know that I will continue my concerted efforts to make City government more efficient, cost effective, transparent and rooted in performance measures and metrics. However, despite ongoing successes in this realm, and more expected, the budget choices we have to make cannot be completely averted.
Please take the survey below to let me know your budget priorities, thoughts and concerns for the upcoming budget.