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.

LISTEN: KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports

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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