Since the beginning of June, Luna said the department has spent $9.8 million responding to protests and civil unrest in the city, including $2.9 million in overtime.
The 8-0 vote by the council asks city management to work with interested businesses and business improvement districts to make some of the installations permanent.
El martes, el ayuntamiento aprobó formalmente el presupuesto del próximo año fiscal con cambios menores en un documento que se mantuvo prácticamente igual al revelado el mes pasado, lo que dejó a algunos molestos por la falta de recortes en el departamento de policía.
The committee will receive presentations on use of force policies, proposed legislation and alternative models of responding to people in crisis.
The City Council formally passed the next fiscal year’s budget Tuesday with minor changes to a document that remained largely the same as the one revealed last month, leaving some upset with the lack of cuts to the police department.
A pesar de meses de manifestaciones, el ayuntamiento ha tenido presión para reinvertir los fondos de la policía en servicios sociales y programas vecinales.
The city may be forced to use $47 million of its $59 million in reserves to balance this and next year’s budgets, leaving it with just $12 million set aside for emergencies, officials said this week.
Fines assessed to JetBlue for late-night flight activity have totaled millions of dollars that has benefited Long Beach libraries.
The City Council has been under pressure to reinvest police funding into social services and neighborhood programs after months of protests.
Herlinda Chico, who works as a field deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn; Dick Gaylord, a Belmont Shore-based realtor; and Lee Loveridge, a community college professor at Pierce College in Los Angeles are all vying to replace Otto, who has held the Area 4 seat since 2004.