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Long Beach Budget Promises More Public Safety, Infrastructure Projects

Release Date: 2017-07-31

Mayor Robert Garcia and City Manager Pat West unveiled a proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget Monday that increases spending on police and firefighters, promises almost $60 million in street and infrastructure projects and does it all without any service cuts.

Long Beach's total budget is more than $2.5 billion, but most of that is in so-called revenue funds like the Harbor Department. Budget debate revolves around the General Fund, which provides most of the visible city services, including police, fire, parks, libraries and public works.

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