Balance the City of Los Angeles' Budget
Thank you for your interest in the 2013 Budget Challenge. The collection period for the survey ended on March 4, 2013. The survey will continue to be available for educational purposes only. Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa will review the survey responses for consideration in the development of the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget, which will be released in April 2013. Survey results will be posted on http://budget.lacity.org on March 16, 2013.
Developed with input from the City's Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates, the survey provided Angelenos with the opportunity to share their priorities for balancing the City's budget. For the next fiscal year, the City of Los Angeles projects a $216 million budget gap. Over the coming months, Mayor Villaraigosa will review opportunities to build upon recent efforts to improve the City's fiscal sustainability. For information about the City's budget and previous actions taken to balance the budget, please view the City of LA Budget Background.
Where do these policy options come from?
The Budget Challenge is a budget balancing simulation. Budget amounts for each policy option are estimates based on preliminary budget targets developed by the Mayor in anticipation of a $216 million deficit for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-14. For more information, please view the Mayor’s FY 2013-14 Budget Policy Letter, which directed City Departments to submit budget proposals that meet preliminary reduction targets.
Share Your Thoughts
Mayor Villaraigosa welcomes you to share your ideas about the City's budget and operations. Click on the "Your Thoughts" button, available throughout the survey, to share your thoughts and concerns about budget balancing options and about City services in general. You may also email us directly at email@example.com.