City Hall Park
Occupy Los Angeles protesters say the city violated their constitutional rights when it evicted them from the City Hall park last year.
Occupy Los Angeles cost city taxpayers $4.7 million, with most of the money spent on policing last year’s protests outside City Hall.
A new report released Friday says that the city’s response to last year’s Occupy Los Angeles protests and the two-month encampment at City Hall cost more than double the original estimate.
The taxpayers’ tab for Occupy L.A. has reached an estimated $2.3 million, and officials say there’s more to come. The new figures have sparked a debate at City Hall about who’s to blame for the costs, and whether it was really necessary to spend all that money.
The city attorney’s office recommended Friday that 46 people charged with crimes related to the LAPD raid on the Occupy L.A. encampment not be allowed back to City Hall to continue protesting.
A federal judged Thursday denied a request by Occupy L.A. protesters for an injunction against police action to clear their encampment outside L.A. City Hall.
Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement Sunday on the closure of City Hall Park: