At What Cost? How Local Governments Shortchange the Health of Communities of Color

Publisher: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Number of Pages: 3

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CPEHN analyzed California county and city expenditures and found a disturbing pattern: county and local governments have chosen again and again to invest heavily in law enforcement, which disproportionately harms Black and brown communities, to the detriment of these other vital services that keep people healthy and safe. It’s time to pass county and city budgets that are more reflective of community needs and concerns.