Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo by John Schreiber.

They are still battling over big budget bucks for the homeless, crumbling sidewalks and legal settlements.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set aside significant portions of his proposed new budget for those priorities and other needs, and a city council committee will be reviewing the wonky details in a City Hall meeting Friday.

After a weeklong hiatus, the Los Angeles City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will reconvene its meeting on the mayor’s proposed budget and is also expected to unveil any changes it has made.

The committee first convened on April 26 and met daily in what is technically one long meeting to examine the budget, hear testimony from various department officials and ask questions. The meeting paused last Friday, as it had concluded most of the hearing work.

The proposed changes the committee has requested will be contained in a report from the chief legislative analyst’s office and is scheduled to be discussed at Friday’s meeting.

The committee is expected to finalize its recommendations and the proposed budget will likely come before the full City Council on Wednesday, said Ian Thompson, communications director for City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who chairs the committee.

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed $9.2 billion budget for 2017-18 calls for an increase in spending on homeless initiatives, $35 million to fix sidewalks and an increase in funding for legal settlements.

The proposed budget also includes an increase for the “Vision Zero” program aimed at reducing traffic deaths, $3.5 million to support a new law requiring the city every six years to update community plans that guide development, and $2 million for graffiti removal.

—City News Service

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