The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates had one of their semiannual meetings with Mayor Garcetti last week, to discuss their recommendations on what to prioritize for the City’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

One of the greatest opportunities for influence that the Neighborhood Council system has is their ability to weigh in on how the City allocates money and services to address the diverse needs of LA’s communities. The Budget Advocates are selected by their Neighborhood Councils to spearhead this effort on behalf of the whole NC system, through meetings like these and via the creation of their annual White Paper regarding the City Budget.

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