Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti


STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the passage of the 2020-2021 California State budget

“The COVID-19 crisis has stretched state and local budgets to the limit, and I’m grateful Governor Newsom and the Legislature adopted a budget that does not abandon our priorities. Even in the midst of one of the toughest budget cycles in memory, our state's leaders are pushing forward a bold agenda to confront homelessness and protect the most vulnerable among us — including our immigrant communities. Although the State continues to invest in our priorities, we know this is a painful budget for many Californians, and the coming months will bring even more uncertainty and difficult decisions. But I am committed to advocating for the additional support we need from Congress to reverse these cuts and give Los Angeles every available resource during this challenging moment.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti