Los Angeles secures $300 million in emergency funds, Mayor Bass confirmed

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Los Angeles, California – Mayor Karen Bass, with the support of Council President Paul Krekorian and lawmakers from Sacramento, has announced a significant achievement for Los Angeles, securing $300 million in emergency funds. This money is to cover costs related to COVID-19, and it’s expected to add almost $60 million directly to the city’s budget. This development came from a recent discussion with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

California Governor Gavin Newsom supports the idea

During a crucial meeting this morning with Governor Gavin Newsom, a group including important city council members got promises of support for their area.

“We must continue to do all we can to join forces at every level of government to save lives and bring Angelenos inside,” Mayor Bass said in a statement obtained by their official site.

Governor Newsom also expressed his support for Los Angeles, highlighting the need for unity to overcome various challenges.

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Council President Krekorian praised Los Angeles for its quick response to emergencies, stating on the mayoral website that the city acts swiftly without waiting for external assistance.

He also acknowledged Governor Newsom’s efforts in making sure Los Angeles receives federal funding to reward its extensive emergency responses.

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Mayor Bass has been actively seeking overdue funds from FEMA, engaging with high-level officials like Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. This funding is crucial for the broader Los Angeles area, including its schools and hospitals, with entities such as the Los Angeles Unified School District and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals expected to benefit. The team working on this includes Council President Paul Krekorian and other council members.

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In their ongoing efforts to address homelessness and housing issues, Mayor Bass and the City Council have been proactive in Sacramento. They have been vigorously lobbying for state support, meeting with State Treasurer Fiona Ma, State Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas, and other key state leaders to push for the city’s urgent needs.

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