About Measure J
On November 3, 2020, the voters of Los Angeles County approved Measure J, which allocates at least 10% of the County’s locally generated, unrestricted funding to address racial injustice through community investments such as youth development, job training, small business development, supportive housing services, and alternatives to incarceration.
With the passing of Measure J, this means funding each year will be invested into areas that Los Angeles County residents feel are priorities.
About The 2021 Measure J Spending
What’s innovative about Measure J is that each year for the County’s budget process there will be a community engagement process where residents and stakeholders will be able to elevate their priority funding recommendations for the Measure J Funding based on what they know is needed for their communities to thrive.
Funding priorities each year may vary and could include things such as:
- community health services
- community counseling
- youth development programs
- affordable housing
- supportive housing, rent assistance
- jobs creation
- small businesses
- community-based restorative justice programs,
- …and more!
For the 2021-2022 County budget, there will be a Measure J Spending Recommendations Process where community residents and stakeholders will be engaged to share their ideas, priorities, and recommendations for the Measure J funding in this upcoming County budget.
The Community Engagement Process will take place between February 2021-March 2021 so that the community wisdom can be included in the County Budget process that begins April 2021.
The process will take place virtually to protect the health and safety of community members as we navigate the Covid-19 Global Pandemic.
Share Your Voice!
We want to know what you believe will help make communities
healthier and thriving places for everyone, especially those impacted by racial injustice!
There are 4 Ways to Share Your Voice In this Process
Share a Public Comment at an Advisory Committee Meeting
The Measure J Implementation process is guided by the Measure J “Reimagine LA” Advisory Committee that consists of 17 members who represent County Departments, community-based organizations and advocacy organizations, labor representatives, and individuals that have been impacted by the criminal justice system and can bring their lived experience to this process.
The Advisory Committee has been charged with advising the Chief Executive Officer of the County of Los Angeles on developing and implementing an inclusive and transparent Measure J process to develop and present spending recommendations to the CEO.
During each of their standing meetings, you are invited to share your voice via public comment.
Attend a Measure J “Reimagine LA” Subcommittee Meeting
To help ensure the Measure J Funding Recommendations are informed by community stakeholders and experts, the Advisory Committee developed 5 Subcommittees, each one focused on a key area of community investment and alternatives to incarceration.
Each subcommittee will make Measure J funding recommendations to the Advisory Committee.
LA County residents and stakeholders are invited to join these meetings to listen, learn and contribute to the recommendations.
|Monday, Feb 8||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Minutes||Consultant Presentation||Meeting Recording|
|Monday, Feb 22||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Minutes||Consultant Presentation||Meeting Recording|
|Monday, Mar 1||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Consultant Presentation||Meeting Recording|
|Monday, Mar 8||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda|
|Monday, Mar 15||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda|
|Tuesday, Feb 9||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Minutes||Consultant Presentation||Meeting Recording|
|Tuesday, Feb 16||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Minutes||Consultant Presentation
Advancement Project JENI briefing
ICHS Overview Presentation
SAPC – DPH-SAPC SUD Data
|Tuesday, Feb 23||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Minutes||Presentation – AV (UCLA School of law)||Meeting Recording|
|Tuesday, Mar 2||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Voting Results
|Tuesday, Mar 9||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda|
|Wednesday, Feb 10||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Minutes||Consultant presentation||Meeting Recording|
|Wednesday, Feb 17||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Consultant Presentation
ATI Presentation – LAHSA
Advancement Project – housing
|Wednesday, Feb 24||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Consultant Presentation||Meeting Recording|
|Wednesday, Mar 3||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda||Consultant Presentation||Meeting Recording|
|Wednesday, Mar 10||4:00 – 6:30 PM||Agenda|