Tell us what you think

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?

Watch our Budget Town Hall FY24-25

In case you missed it, check out our Budget Town Hall from Monday, May 6, 2024 — featuring budget experts and community leaders deconstructing the FY 2024-25 LA County budget. Despite the County’s “Care First, Jails Last” rhetoric, the budget fails to adequately invest in programs that uplift our Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. It’s time to hold our policymakers accountable and demand meaningful change.

We hope you find some answers to your budget questions as comrades from Catalyst CA, Pride in Truth, Civilytics, CURB, Youth Justice Coalition, and Megan Castillo of Reimagine LA share their LA County budget insights.

Download or view the full set of slides used for this presentation here. 


This includes what programs and services are prioritized for Measure J (also known as Care First) funding.  The implementation process includes community engagement where the public gets to voice what matters to us, having a say in what gets recommended for the Board’s approval.

Despite a clear voter mandate to invest $900 million annually in affordable housing, good-paying jobs and mental health, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and County CEO have only invested 21% of this amount in community services to date.

Our communities are struggling and can’t tolerate any more delays. We need direct investment and services now.