Vote Yes on J to dismantle systemic racism by investing in health, housing, and jobs. Let’s #reimaginela
WHAT WILL MEASURE J DO?
Measure J will invest in communities
Bring $1B to Communities
Through a majority vote of the people, Measure J will amend L.A. County’s charter to permanently allocate at least 10% of existing locally-controlled revenues – growing close to $1B once fully phased in – to be directed to community investment and alternatives to incarceration.
Shift the budget
This is money L.A. County already has that is being spent on priorities that don’t reflect our values.
Right now, L.A. County spends 42% of taxpayer money on law enforcement and the legal system
It’s time to invest in community counseling, mental health services, youth development programs, small businesses, jobs-creation, and affordable housing.
Individual elected leaders come and go. Measure J will structurally change the budget and permanently enshrine our values in the county charter.
HOW WILL MEASURE J WORK?
MEASURE J IS 10% OFF THE TOP
MEASURE J would require AT LEAST 10% of locally controlled tax revenue to be invested into communities and alternatives to incarceration.
There would be eligible and ineligible uses of the funding, and the Board of Supervisors would adjust and approve the use of these funds—within the voter approved constraints—on an annual basis.
Measure J will be clear that use of any of these earmarked funds for carceral systems and any law enforcement agencies is strictly forbidden.
direct community investment
- Increase funding for community-based youth development programs
- Provide career training and jobs to low-income residents focusing on jobs that support the implementation of the “Alternatives to Incarceration” workgroup recommendations, especially construction jobs for the expansion of affordable & supportive housing, and a decentralized system of care
- Create access to capital for small minority-owned businesses, with a focus on Black-owned businesses
- Provide rent assistance and housing vouchers to those at-risk of losing their housing, or without stable housing
- Provide capital funding for affordable housing, transitional housing and supportive housing
alternatives to incarceration
- Increase funding for community-based restorative justice programs
- Increase support for pre-trial non-custody services and treatment
- Increase life-affirming community-based counseling and mental health and wellness services
WHY VOTE FOR MEASURE J NOW?
MEASURE J CAN’T WAIT
Our county’s budget should reflect our values and the will of the people, who are demanding systemic change.
People in L.A. County—especially Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, those working minimum wage jobs, seniors, young people trying to learn new skills, people without mental health care and those who are excluded from stable housing—are being crushed by the pandemic and a status quo budget that continues to deny them resources and opportunities.