What is Implementation?



It’s in implementation that key decisions are made about what programs and services are prioritized for Measure J funding. Implementation includes a robust community engagement process where the public gets to weigh in on what matters to them, and it’s in that process that we get to shape what the recommendations become.

It’s not enough to just pass a ballot measure or initiative.

We also have to hold elected leaders and decision makers accountable to ensure the fidelity of what voters approved. We bring this accountability through implementation, which is the process for how funding is allocated through Measure J.

Implementation includes:

  • The creation of an advisory committee to help guide how L.A. County prioritizes housing, jail diversion, job training and other community resources in the budget;
  • Public meetings where community stakeholders can provide input on Measure J implementation; and,
  • L.A. County Board of Supervisors meetings where you can provide public comment on the CEO’s proposed budget.


In implementation, the Measure J Advisory Committee created subcommittees focused on key issue areas related to direct community investment and alternatives to incarceration.

These include:

  • Housing
  • Education Access and Youth Development
  • Reentry
  • Health, Behavioral Health, and Diversion
  • Economic Opportunity


Each of the subcommittees determined recommendations for what investments to prioritize through Measure J. These recommendations are sent to the Measure J Advisory Committee for consideration, and then to the Board of Supervisors for adoption.

Through every step of this we need to continue our advocacy and hold them accountable.