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WHAT WAS MEASURE J?

A HISTORIC VOTE FOR L.A. COUNTY

A Care First Vision for L.A. County

Over the past decade, Angelenos across the County have worked to develop a Care First vision for Los Angeles. Measure J was a continuation of that vision and a mandate to elected officials and decision makers about where we go from here. The initiative seeks to correct the historical wrongdoings and move away from a carceral infrastructure. This is how we start to re-imagine L.A. County.

About Measure J
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WHAT WILL MEASURE J DO?

Measure J will invest in communities

  1. $500M+ for Communities

    Through a majority vote of the people, Measure J will amend L.A. County’s charter to permanently allocate at least 10% of existing locally-controlled revenues – growing close to $1B once fully phased in – to be directed to community investment and alternatives to incarceration.

  2. Shift the budget

    This is money L.A. County already has that is being spent on priorities that don’t reflect our values.

    Right now, L.A. County spends 42% of taxpayer money on law enforcement and the legal system.

    It’s time to invest in community counseling, mental health services, youth development programs, small businesses, jobs-creation, and affordable housing.

    Individual elected leaders come and go. Measure J will structurally change the budget and permanently enshrine our values in the county charter.

Right now, L.A. County spends 42% of taxpayer money on law enforcement and the legal system

It’s time to invest in community counseling, mental health services, youth development programs, small businesses, jobs-creation, and affordable housing.

Individual elected leaders come and go. Measure J will structurally change the budget and permanently enshrine our values in the county charter.

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