Councilmember Ryu comments on new L.A. city budget; highlights funds for homeless, Hollywood Sign

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“Today (May 21), City Council signed off on the final budget that will direct our city for the year to come,” Councilmember Ryu (Toluca Lake) said. “This budget will chart a course to tackle our biggest challenges as well as fundamental quality-of-life issues, and puts real dollars behind the work we’ve been doing for the communities of Council District Four.”

Some highlights in the 2018-2019 Fiscal year Budget include:

  • $1.03 million in specialized Los Angeles Department of Transportation Funding for the Hollywood Sign and traffic enforcement around the Sign.
  • $10 million increase in funding for sidewalk repair ($31 million to $41 million).
  • $430 million increase to combat homelessness.
  • $9.3 million increase to hire 195 more Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters.

“Through this budget, the City Council and the mayor recognize that with an iconic Hollywood Sign comes tremendous responsibility for safety and traffic enforcement,” Councilmember Ryu said. “I am thrilled that the Sign is finally getting the year-round funding it deserves.”

Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

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