The latest urban city to stop caving to the Left’s unprecedented social justice effort to “defund the police” amid heightened demand for law enforcement is Los Angeles, California.

Officials of the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted 12-0, including the city’s progressive mayor Eric Garcetti, to boost police contracts by $36 million in 2021.

The increased funding will go toward the LA Metro’s contracts with the Los Angeles Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Although the city is making moves to increase police presence throughout the city, the addition to the budget falls significantly lower than the $111 million boost that was originally proposed, Fox News reported.

“Our hope is that the public and the board understand that we’re trying as a staff to get to a good balance here in terms of policing on our system, trying to get to a happy medium here understanding both perspectives,” LA Metro CEO Phillip Washington said, according to CBSLA.

The vote to re-fund the police comes after a surge in violent crime since city council members slashed the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget by $150 million last summer amid the George Floyd riots.

LAPD Headquarters’ official Twitter account tweeted an infographic showing a “significant increase” in gun violence and illegal gun possession. Year over year from 2019 to 2020, gun arrests increased by 35%.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in gun violence & supply of guns in our neighborhoods. Every illegally possessed gun taken off the streets is potentially another life saved. In 2020 LAPD ofcrs [officers] averaged 219 gun arrests per month, compared to 162 per month in 2019, a 35% increase,” LAPD HQ reported in January.

LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore expanded on these statistics in January, stating that rising gun violence in South Central, Los Angeles has caused an 842 percent increase in shooting victims, according to the New York Post.

“Continued surge gun violence South LA first 2 weeks of the year. 59 shooting victims compared to 7 last year. Officers have made 105 arrests of individuals with firearms. 130 firearms taken from street. Gang intervention trying, but we need our community and elected officials,” Moore said.

By re-funding the police, Los Angeles officials hope to lower these grave statistics that are a direct result of the Left’s movement to remove police from America’s inner cities.