The City Council on Monday approved a $38.6-million budget for 1991-92. The budget includes an increase in funding for social services.
The council in recent weeks had considered a proposal to cut $175,000 in funding for the city's numerous social-service providers. It chose instead to make cuts elsewhere, slicing its own travel budget by $20,000 and consolidating the city's public services division with other city departments.
The council also approved a number of contracts on Monday, including an $86,525 agreement with Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles to provide home security services for about 600 low-income elderly and disabled residents this year. The money will help pay for deadbolt locks and other items.
In addition, the council directed city staff to establish a bond-financing program that will provide about $1 million for property owners to seismically upgrade brick buildings built before 1933. About 70 properties will be eligible for the program.