Occupy LA cost city at least $2.3 million, report says

Occupy LA Encampment Protesters Remain Despite Imminent Eviction

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Occupy LA cost the city at least $2.3 million, a preliminary report says. The majority of that was the costs of police overtime.

A preliminary report by the Los Angeles city administrative officer estimates the nearly two-month Occupy LA encampment at City Hall cost the city at least $2.3 million, not including some expenses known to be at least in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

City Administrative Officer Miguel A. Santana made the estimate in a report dated Friday.

The report requested by the City Council includes an estimate of more than $1.6 million in overtime for police, the Department of General Services and the Office of Public Safety.

But the report notes that the estimate does not include the cost of restoring City Hall park. A rough early estimate of restoring the park to its original condition was $400,000.

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