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L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for layoffs of city workers
LA Daily News ^ | 03/29/2012 05:15:08 PM PDT

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.


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1 posted on 03/29/2012 8:45:13 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Ay, cabrone. Pinche madre!


2 posted on 03/29/2012 8:46:33 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Riots on June 2nd.

/johnny

3 posted on 03/29/2012 8:46:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It could be a hot summer. It will start in Florida.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 8:47:43 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The Blue Line will be his Rubicon.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 8:48:23 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I believe it when I see it. The proposal still has to go through the LA City Council.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 8:49:19 PM PDT by U-238
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To: DeaconBenjamin
The city's employee negotiating committee... recently asked thousands of city workers to put off raises until the city's budget improves.

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.

7 posted on 03/29/2012 8:54:18 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: U-238

They’ll start with the people who are only weeks from retirement.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 8:59:18 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Shut down the entire corrupt city government, fire them all, and start over with just a few people who have enough common sense to balance simple budgets and have the balls to denounce government unionized employees and their corrupt evil organizations. And get rid of all the bull shit socialist programs and start deporting illegal aliens..Tell these SOB's no more money, no more freebies, no more healthcare, no more food stamps.

This should not be complex or mysterious.

9 posted on 03/29/2012 9:00:35 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I thought the original article said that Villasomethingorother called for the “laying of city workers”.

That would be more like him.

Pendajo!


10 posted on 03/29/2012 9:01:34 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MaxMax

Nothing is going to happen. Antonio is all talk.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 9:04:29 PM PDT by U-238
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


12 posted on 03/29/2012 9:08:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 9:09:08 PM PDT by ngat
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To: U-238

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.


14 posted on 03/29/2012 9:10:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Antonio is just looking for attention. Magic Johnson stole his thunder.


15 posted on 03/29/2012 9:11:56 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

He can desire all the attention he wants, but it don’t change the financial facts.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 9:13:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

He will just find another way to slime his way out.Like he has done in his entire career.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 9:15:02 PM PDT by U-238
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To: dragnet2

He would probably ask the utilities commission to raise the rates like they have done in the past.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 9:16:33 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238
He might, but the city won't.

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.

19 posted on 03/29/2012 9:18:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

His city is broke and the layoff notices go out right before Obama’s DNC convention. Perfect.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 9:19:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: U-238

That won’t save them.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The budget isn’t going to improve because the tax base is gone.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 9:20:18 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: dragnet2

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.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 9:21:33 PM PDT by U-238
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To: TASMANIANRED

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.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 9:22:08 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: unkus

Tu vale madre!


25 posted on 03/29/2012 9:23:16 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

That I agree with. The are all moving away.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 9:24:10 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238
They will find a way to raise a tax somewhere.

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.

27 posted on 03/29/2012 9:25:09 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

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.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 9:28:27 PM PDT by U-238
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


29 posted on 03/29/2012 9:29:14 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
The budget isn’t going to improve because the tax base is gone.

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 attacking each others.

You bet, this isn't the 1990s...Those days are long gone.

30 posted on 03/29/2012 9:30:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ngat
The longer fuel prices hover around $4.00 per gallon...

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).

31 posted on 03/29/2012 9:31:46 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: U-238
That is where the real power is in Los Angeles.

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.

32 posted on 03/29/2012 9:32:10 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

In LA, 15 city council members from the San Fernando Valley to San Pedro control things.


33 posted on 03/29/2012 9:33:18 PM PDT by U-238
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To: dragnet2

Are you from LA?


34 posted on 03/29/2012 9:34:06 PM PDT by U-238
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Schadenfreude.

And I grew up out there.

Best time in my life was back in 91’ when I got transferred to Colorado.


35 posted on 03/29/2012 9:37:01 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: U-238
I'll tell how broke most cities are.

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.

LOL!

And this won't save their sorry asses either, it'll just piss off the broke and bankrupt people, even more.

36 posted on 03/29/2012 9:37:28 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

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.


37 posted on 03/29/2012 9:37:47 PM PDT by funfan
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To: dragnet2

You did not answer my question. Are you from Los Angeles?


38 posted on 03/29/2012 9:38:38 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

I never give out private info on the net.

Thanks.


39 posted on 03/29/2012 9:39:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Then you are not.


40 posted on 03/29/2012 9:39:55 PM PDT by U-238
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To: x1stcav

LOL


41 posted on 03/29/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: U-238

OK


42 posted on 03/29/2012 9:41:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: unkus

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.


43 posted on 03/29/2012 9:42:34 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
The Gravy Train has run off the tracks. To quote the great Yogi, 'Who would have thunk it!' ;~))
44 posted on 03/29/2012 9:42:44 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: dragnet2
Shut down the entire corrupt city government, fire them all, and start over with just a few people who have enough common sense to balance simple budgets

Does that include the department of LGBT outreach? Every city needs one of those, especial LA. Where are the freaks going to find jobs? ;~))

45 posted on 03/29/2012 9:47:09 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: x1stcav

Definately time to get out of this state.


46 posted on 03/29/2012 9:47:47 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Oh noes!!! liberaldom falling apart and having to live within a budget/s


47 posted on 03/29/2012 9:48:04 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: x1stcav

It’s something about that person’s mother. I can’t remember.

“Tu puta (whore) madre” or “Chinga (screw) tu madre” was really bad.


48 posted on 03/29/2012 9:51:20 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: U-238
In LA, 15 city council members from the San Fernando Valley to San Pedro control things.

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.

49 posted on 03/29/2012 9:52:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Ditto
Where are the freaks going to find jobs?

Texas, maybe Louisiana?

Maybe a midnight train to Georgia.

50 posted on 03/29/2012 9:53:56 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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