L.A. Can’t Match Cops Grant; Ballot Issue Studied

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Los Angeles can't afford to take advantage of federal funds to hire more police officers, the Los Angeles Times reports. City Administrative Officer Bill Fujioka suggested yesterday that the city accept the federal grant but not use it until next year, when the city treasury may be able to pay the matching funds required. Officials may ask voters in March for approval of a real estate parcel fee to help pay for hiring 1,000 or more police officers and other safety priorities. With 9,263 officers, Los Angeles has far fewer officers per capita than the other . . .

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