City Council, and the public, will get a first look at the City Manager’s Preliminary Two-Year Budget tonight. The budget is supposed to be available at www.weho.org/budget, but still is not as of press time.
So what does WeHo want to spend your money on now?
- MITs, or Multidisciplinary Integrated Teams, composed of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, nurses, substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists, and peer advocates providing “street-based services.” COST INCREASE: $400,000
- West Hollywood Care Team, a new type of behavioral health crisis response unit. They’re calling it “an alternative to law enforcement to address mental health and social service needs.” COST: Unknown
- Block by Block. The citywide security guard program could see a substantial expansion, including a dozen new full-time employees, kiosks and electric bicycles COST INCREASE BY 2023: $1.5 million
- Smart City projects. In addition to license-plate reading cameras, public wi-fi and electric vehicle charging areas, the city will test a new pilot program that turns street lights into surveillance tools, counting cars and foot traffic, detecting noise levels, monitoring parking spaces. COST: Unknown
You’re encouraged to give your two cents on this and other topics at tonight’s meeting. Instructions to do so are below.
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