Skip to comments.L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for layoffs of city workers
Posted on 03/29/2012 8:45:05 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
LOS ANGELES - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said today he will call for layoffs of city workers as part of his budget to be released next month.
"We're going to lay off a large number of employees. I'm not going to say how many," Villaraigosa said during a speech to the City Administrative Officer Investors Conference at the Grammy Museum today.
The city's employee negotiating committee, which includes Villaraigosa and several City Council members, recently asked thousands of city workers to put off raises until the city's budget improves.
City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana said this week the city's budget deficit for the next fiscal year is close to $220 million.
The budget, which comes out April 20, also will call for the city to lease its parking garages, Villaraigosa told the audience. City Council members previously rejected plans to privatize city parking lots.
The mayor said he will push to raise the retirement age for city workers to 67, vowing to put it before voters if not approved by the City Council.
The City Council Budget and Finance Committee is expected to hold extensive hearings to discuss the mayor's proposed budget after it is released.
The city charter requires the City Council to amend or approve the mayor's budget by June 1.
Ay, cabrone. Pinche madre!
It could be a hot summer. It will start in Florida.
The Blue Line will be his Rubicon.
I believe it when I see it. The proposal still has to go through the LA City Council.
Bernanke is busy trying to prop-up property and stock markets, but in spite of that, they are going to have to wait a LONG time.
They’ll start with the people who are only weeks from retirement.
This should not be complex or mysterious.
I thought the original article said that Villasomethingorother called for the “laying of city workers”.
That would be more like him.
Nothing is going to happen. Antonio is all talk.
The socialists ran out of other people’s money long, long ago. Now, finally, they have run out of other people’s grandchildren’s money, too. What to do, oh what to do. One thing’s for sure - - I’ve gone Galt, hunkered down and ready for anything. Screw the scum who elect Democrats - - let them eat each other now.
Today there have been stories on Detroit, Portugal, and Spain not being able to pay their bills. Now L.A.
The longer fuel prices hover around $4.00 per gallon, the more people, as well as governmental entities, will be unable to pay bills. The vacation seson will likely be a bust, hurting lots of businesses.
We could have riots about like 1968 this summer.
Don’t bet on it. They shot their socialist wad and have taxed themselves terminal. The son of bitches are broke, most of the people there are broke, and it will get worse.
This is a good thing.
Antonio is just looking for attention. Magic Johnson stole his thunder.
He can desire all the attention he wants, but it don’t change the financial facts.
He will just find another way to slime his way out.Like he has done in his entire career.
He would probably ask the utilities commission to raise the rates like they have done in the past.
We're going to lay off a large number of employees. I'm not going to say how many
Ya see they're quickly reaching the point, where their is no choice, no money, with tax revenues way down and unionized government employee mobs gang raping the tax payers...Well it's coming. Bet the rent.
His city is broke and the layoff notices go out right before Obama’s DNC convention. Perfect.
That won’t save them.
The budget isn’t going to improve because the tax base is gone.
I lived in LA county too long. They will find a way to raise a tax somewhere. Like in the sales tax(where they raised the rates several times since 1991),utilities and pay more for using public transportation.People will complain for a little while but then forget.
It’s what I keep telling people...No more money...They shot the wad, and it’ll be neat to see the thousands of unionized government employees pointing fingers and attaching each others.
Ya got to love it.
Tu vale madre!
That I agree with. The are all moving away.
No one buys that anymore, since most that live in that town can hardly afford to fuel their vehicles now or pay their rent/mortgages...Taxed to death, tax revenues way down...
They've held off a long time, but the day of reckoning is coming fast.
The LA City Council has to agree with him. I do not think he has the votes. That is where the real power is in Los Angeles.
Here comes the collapse. This is the start of massive layoffs of government jobs. City and county budgets are very strained. The layoffs can’t be avoided.
Its what I keep telling people...No more money...They shot the wad, and itll be neat to see the thousands of unionized government employees pointing fingers and attacking each others.
You bet, this isn't the 1990s...Those days are long gone.
Hover around $4.00 per gallon?! It would be nice if they were down to $4.00 per gallon. I just paid $4.57 a gallon (mid grade).
No, the real power in LA, and across this country is what money government confiscates from the people. In LA, they're broke, as most other large cities in every state are.
In LA, 15 city council members from the San Fernando Valley to San Pedro control things.
Are you from LA?
And I grew up out there.
Best time in my life was back in 91’ when I got transferred to Colorado.
You know what a simple fix it ticket is? Most towns are now started to charge $25. just to get the ticket signed off, and the court of jurisdiction is getting another $25. for processing fees. A fix it ticket was free just a few years ago, as ya just got it signed off and sent in the proof of correction.
And this won't save their sorry asses either, it'll just piss off the broke and bankrupt people, even more.
I saw Shep Smith today on Fox say how the gas went down today and was excited to say that by the summer it will be $3.50 like it was awesome and so low. How about it goes down to $1.89 like it was in Jan 2009.
You did not answer my question. Are you from Los Angeles?
I never give out private info on the net.
Then you are not.
I grew up around Mexicans all my life but still don’t exactly know what it means. They just used to throw it around.
I don’t think it is flattering.
Does that include the department of LGBT outreach? Every city needs one of those, especial LA. Where are the freaks going to find jobs? ;~))
Definately time to get out of this state.
Oh noes!!! liberaldom falling apart and having to live within a budget/s
It’s something about that person’s mother. I can’t remember.
“Tu puta (whore) madre” or “Chinga (screw) tu madre” was really bad.
BTW, it don't matter anymore if the inmates control the city from the 3000 block of Center Jail.
Fact is the city was used to massive tax revenues from decades...That revenue has been shrinking, the people and most businesses for the most part are broke, eating cheet, and have no mo money for them to confiscate.
I know and they know it too.
Texas, maybe Louisiana?
Maybe a midnight train to Georgia.
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