LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The City of Los Angeles reportedly faces millions of dollars in expenses brought about by the Occupy LA movement.

City agencies have been ordered to calculate what was spent on the Occupy LA protests.

Repairs to City Hall’s lawn where the Occupy group set up camp on Oct. 1 will require an estimated $400,000. The police action to clear out the encampment on Nov. 30 cost more than $700,000.

Additional expenses are attributed to hauling away debris from the camp, and cleaning up graffiti that defaced City Hall marble walls and trees.

Mayor Villaraigosa says more budget cuts will be necessary to offset the costs.

Comments (311)
  1. paul says:

    Maybe more people now realize what a bunch of idiots the occupy group is and how much they cost us as a society. They would cut off their nose to spite their face.

  2. Rita Ippolito says:

    Yup.. keep voting in those Democrats….

    Califronia is hopeless… its becoming the Detroit of the West = Democrat controlled from top to bottom.. utterly beholding to the big municipal Unions and totally unreasonable evnvironmental wackos….

    Hey California, you think its bad now, just wait… wait unitl all of Obama’s tax increases kick in next year…. oh well… you can just just keep raising those taxes.. because the Democrats will never let you cut spending .LOL

  3. Steve Hollar says:

    Let’s see, that silly Occupy thing was endorsed and actually encouraged by the mayor and city council. Split the bill and let them pay for it out of their own pockets. But oh no, that is not what liberals do. They make an utter mess of things then expect everyone else to clean up, or pay up, after them.

  4. abbey says:

    Why doesn’t this greasy guy just get rid of all the illegal Mexicans LA is taking care of? Why don’t white LA citizens rise up against this joker??? He’d give LA to Mexico in a heart beat.

  5. RLABruce says:

    So the Occupiers protest people who earn money and the mayor wants those same people to pay for the Occupiers protesting them? LOL! Eventually even Californians will get sick of Liberal policies.

  6. franc black says:

    It’s like the Nazis charging for train rides to Auschwitz …

    1. alg says:

      Rarely (frank black) does a comment cause a vision to pop into my head as yours.
      Short and sweet, except it not so sweet. What you don’t realize that if this situation in our country isn’t solved soon, and believe me the same sequence of events started in Germany in the 1930’s; we could someone emerge acting in the interest of all the people, but with a different agenda.
      We see it every election. Someone running for office makes promises. When he or she is elected, that promise gets thrown on the ground, and stomped upon.
      When we will ever learn. ?
      The revolution is coming.

  7. Steve says:

    I have a better idea… Bill the organizers. They have no problem billing the Tea Party for police overtime, etc… Why do these occupy people get a pass?

    1. rocky-rack says:

      very good idea

  8. bucko says:

    Raise their taxes, give more away…..commie loons!!!

  9. rocky-rack says:

    What scares me to death, is that all of those OWS people breed; which means there may be more of them, that is a valid reason to consider and promote abortion.

    1. alg says:

      Actually Rocky-Rack I suggest you look at each generation that grows up and occupies this country. The last decade and the one before was somewhat conservative. The kids from that era having conservatism up their Kazoo rebelled and became those OCCUPY LA group.
      Now their kids will have that stuff up their Kazoos, and will have more than enough of it, and will go CONSERVATIVE … Do you follow my drift.
      The moral of the story is : Don’t count on your kids to FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS.
      Happy Holidays.

  10. Ventura Capitalist says:

    Occupoo doesn’t come cheap.

  11. impoundguy says:

    I bet if this had been on Tony V’s lawn it would have been over the next morning….since it wasn’t he now wants us to pick up the tab…..that’s what happens when being PC superceds good judgement.


    Just wait until the OWS protesters disrupt the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day. This will give the world audience a glimpse into how looney these occupiers are. These protesters are just made up of a bunch of over-privileged rich kids who hang out at Starbuck’s and get their money from their trust funds, as well as convicted felon anarchists who couldn’t hold a job down even if their lives depended on it. No wonder the OWS movement is dying off and losing support big time.

    And I can’t wait until OWS tries to take over the Rose Parade. There’s going to be a brawl. The spectators won’t allow the Rose Parade be disrupted, unless it was disrupted by a hot, naked streaker with gorgeous blond hair and a very nice….bum.

    1. Roland48 says:

      My Bad.. it was Tom Hayden who was married to Jane Fonda.. another jerk off .


    Look, I was in the occupy movement, and it’s a complete FRAUD job. It is an anarchist movement started by a group in Canada that came up with the idea to protest against capitalism and the big bank bailouts, but now it’s gotten far out of control.

    The occupy movement has accrued enough money from corporate sponsors to help pay for the damage that was done to all public and private property. The occupy movement is known to pay homeless people to protest and camp out at their occupy camps, like they did in Santa Rosa (north of San Francisco).

    My warning to everyone: DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THESE PROTESTERS!! I, along with other protesters, were told and trained to play the victim card and resist arrest at any costs, including bankrupting local and state municipalities. We were also trained to attract as much media attention as possible, to make them support the movement. They gave protesters the false sensation that they had a voice, but if “the leaders” didn’t agree with your opinions, then you were shouted down and out.

    I remind you once again, do not fall victim to these con-artist anarchists. Most have served jail time for severe offenses, so instead of blaming themselves they want to blame everyone else. But it’s good to see that the media isn’t following the occupy movement as much as they did before.

    1. Roland48 says:

      Believe it or not the same thing happened to the HIPPIE movement or the 60’s, the anarchist jumped into the movement and took it over.. it was all about PEACE then it became violent protest with the help of Jerry Rubin (former husband of Jane Fonda ) John Kerry, Abbie Hoffman and Bill Ayers.. even though people consider them hippies they were really anarchist called “Yippie’s” and now they are running the country or is that ruining the country.. all except Hoffman and Rubin of course.. they are dead.. now thats a big YIPPIE.

  14. Political Dookie says:

    Too funny

  15. Joe Papa says:

    Mr Mayor …. Well surprise, surprise, surprise ….. You and your city council allowed them to camp out there…. Therefore the first place would be your salary and the city council’s salary ….

  16. SETHCHAN says:

    Maybe the problem is a mayor who thinks it’s OK to spend 400,000 dollars on a lawn. I’m pretty sure I could find some people who could do that job for less. And maybe the city shouldn’t have spent 700,000 dollars to evict the protesters in the first place.

    1. alg says:

      Yesterday, CBS news reported that the city council and the mayors office said that the OCCUPY LA protest was going to cost more than originally submitted.
      THIS IS SUCH A TOTAL OUTRAGE, I am furious.
      That even councilman ZINE would be so naive to think what the TRUE COST is to the city.
      In my estimation probably 15% of that estimated cost. WENDY GRUEL needs to sign on and give her opinion.
      DOESN’T ANYONE in the city government READ THESE COMMENTS.

  17. Null says:

    Villapendehosah… needst to cut his salary for sharing responsibility for this along with other council board members that coddled these neo-Yippe fools.

    The mayor and his minions are just as responsible as the neo-Diggers that OCCUPIED and made a mess.

    What a mess… 1st amendment is sure costly… the hypocrisy and stupidity of that so called movement is beyond logic. My IQ drops a few notches even thinking abouut it! Looks I can’ts tipe!

    I have a Christmas to enjoy. Bye.

  18. JS says:

    Occupiers? We no need no stinkin’ occupiers!

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