Los Angeles' CAO Shows How Trade-Offs Drive City Budgeting
City administration, at its core, is about revenue and expenditures. That balance determines how much a city can spend to expand its services, to create affordable housing, and to execute on any number of plans intended to improve quality of life.
The Planning Report spoke with city of Los Angeles CAO Miguel Santana to unpack these trade-offs, embedded in Mayor Eric Garcetti's recently released budget.
Santana frankly comments on labor negotiations, the city's ongoing structural deficit, and a recent settlement regarding street repairs. He also shares his perspective on a number of public expenditures at the forefront of Garcetti’s current agenda.