Preliminary Report Reveals Occupy LA Cleanup Cost At Least $2.3M

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A preliminary report reveals that estimates costs incurred during the nearly two-month Occupy LA movement stands at $2.3 million.

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The report, which was dated Friday, was released by City Budget Chief Miguel Santana.

The cost includes $1.6 million in overtime pay for police, the Department of General Services and the Office of Public Safety, the Associated Press reported.

Restoring the park outside City Hall could cost $400,000.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called for budget cuts to offset the protest costs.

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  1. bounce says:

    Thanks, Occupy idiots.

    1. Bravo Echo 31 says:

      Bullets for the police to eliminate the occupy idiots with body bags. Burn the tents and mow them where they stand.

  2. DAVID ELMER says:

    I THINK 2 MILLIONS ARE GOING TO BE DIRECT TO VILLARRAIGOSA WALLET AND I BELEIVE HE MAKE THE AMOUNT OF MONRY$$$$$$$$$$$$THIS MONSTER IS UNTRASTABLE THE TIPIC WAY POLITICIANS DEMOCRAT PARTY ARE WEALTHYSTEALING OUR MONEY EASY EASY WAY.,…………..?????????

  3. ginny says:

    Mayor Tony and a majority of the City Coucil embraced the Occupy group so as far as I am concerned they need to pay out of their own pockets for the cost of this fiasco. In addition, those with pending charges should be ordred by the court to community service to do all of the restoration work. Free labor will save allot for the taxpayers who go out every day and work to support themsleves. And let’s add in the union who backed thes fools too. Pay up boys and girls not on my dime.

  4. JASON ZEIDLER says:

    god OWS stinks…not only do they consist of commies and useless idiots whinning like babies, now this. The ones arrected and the groups supporting them should be charged the bill not honest taxpayers. We know ows has made money from various groups and unions. and ya know what even if not the fact they caused the damage took no control or responsibility og THEIR movement makes them accountable. a protest is 1 thing, causing damamgwe while occupying is another. OWS=99% OF THE PROBLEM!

  5. gladys stephan says:

    idiot of villarraigosa sell you mansion and pay money for the damages, first you are so dumb the amount to clean is going to be 2.300.000. maybe you need money to be drunk in the hollidays anyway is around the corner time to pay taxis you ignorant mexican.ghj

  6. john says:

    ok; occupiers; clean up your mess; the “teapartiers” would. i’m not a member, but i like them a whole lot better than you. try working within the system and quit trying to intimidate

  7. Embarrassed Angelino says:

    All that money that could be put to much better use – helping the homeless and unemployed for example. First not impounding cars of illegals and now this. When does Los Angeles get taken care of by their own???

  8. JAB says:

    Take a look at that picture, no one is working. Why don’t we get the banks that stole trillions of dollars from the taxpayers to pay for it. Or how about the ex-CEO of County Wide Mortagage- He ripped us off for millions. Wake up you IDIOTS that have responded to this article already.

  9. Joan says:

    Jab,

    It’s Countrywide, not County Wide.

    The Feds and certain States *are* going after CW Mortgage.

    Maybe you should look at yourself before calling others “idiots”.

    One last thing – OWLA “protesters” are the ones who trashed the area, they are the ones who should be held accountable. Being jobless doesn’t excuse their actions.

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