Reimagine

L.A.COUNTY

Reimagine

L.A.COUNTY

In 2020, 2 million voters approved an investment of $900 million for community services and alternatives to incarceration.

FOUR YEARS LATER, we are still FIGHTing for full funding.

IT'S BUDGET SEASON

IT'S BUDGET SEASON

AND THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN PLUG IN AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.

CALL TO ACTION

CALL TO ACTION

Let us know what you think:

Thank you to everyone who showed up, wrote in and uplifted Care First demands at the LA County Budget Hearings. We appreciate you! Check the calendar for important upcoming dates, and stay tuned to our email and social media for updates. 

SOUND OFF!

Tell us what you think & ENTER TO WIN A RAFFLE!

The Care First Budget Survey

The County needs to hear from YOU – what do you and your family need? What does a “Care First” budget look like? What services do you want to see funded in your community?

Presupuesto Cuidado Primero

El Condado necesita escucharle A USTED: ¿qué necesitan usted y su familia? ¿Cómo sería un presupuesto “Care First” (que sitúe al cuidado primero)? ¿Qué servicios quiere que se financien en su comunidad?

L.A. COUNTY TIMELINE

Budget process

Budget process

The County budget operates on a fiscal year schedule: July–June.  Each year’s budget is created the year prior. During this time, the budget moves through multiple phases before it is ultimately adopted. 

APRIL-June

Recommended Budget

April: County CEO presents budget recommendations to the Board of Supervisors 

May: Public hearings on budget recommendations are held

June: County CEO updates and submits final budget recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for deliberation, changes, and approval 

JULY-SEPTEMBER

SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET

July, August, September: Board of Supervisors incorporate emerging funding needs and revenue estimates into budget, including CFCI Advisory Committee’s recommendations, Measure J recommendations, state budget allocations, federal budget allocations, and additional board motions.

OCTOBER

FINAL ADOPTED BUDGET

Board of Supervisors deliberate budget changes and adopt final budget. Learn more about the 2022-2023 budget.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUDGET process, the People Behind it, and our work to advocate for community funding?

We’ve compiled some bite-sized resources for you. From videos of our town halls with budget experts, to short explainer articles, this set of resources will help you unravel and understand the complex LA County Budget process.

KEY UPDATES

COMMUNITY VICTORY!

On June 20, the CA Supreme Court declared the Taxpayer Deception Act unconstitutional. The TDA was a corporate-backed, billionaire-supported power and money grab that would have been devastating to our communities and advocacy efforts. Our coalition of labor groups, community-led social justice organizations, local municipalities, and courageous individuals that rallied...

¿Por qué debería participar en la encuesta?

El Condado necesita escucharle A USTED: ¿qué necesitan usted y su familia? ¿Cómo sería un presupuesto “Care First” (que sitúe al cuidado primero)? ¿Qué servicios quiere que se financien en su comunidad? Cada año tenemos la oportunidad de que nuestras voces sean escuchadas y de pedir la desinversión de los...

Why Participate in the Care First Budget Survey?

The County needs to hear from YOU – what do you and your family need? What does a “Care First” budget look like? What services do you want to see funded in your community? Each year we have the opportunity to make our voices heard and call for divestment from...