What’s in Mayor Garcetti’s budget plan?

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Grand Central Market in downtown LA is largely empty as stay-at-home orders continue. Restaurants and many other businesses here are hurting economically. Photo credit: Ted Soqui.

COVID-19 has hit LA’s economy hard. Non-essential businesses are closed, and some may not survive after this pandemic. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed a $10.6 billion city budget today. It includes a month-long furlough and hiring freeze. The budget still needs approval from the LA City Council.