LA Budget: 'Full-Blown Emergency'

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As Los Angeles officials continue preparations to eliminate as many as 1,000 city positions to bridge a nearly $200-million budget gap, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with his general managers today to seek their ideas for shrinking the size of city government.

Matt Szabo, the mayor's deputy chief of staff and budget adviser, said the mood was tense.

On Friday the city's top budget analyst, Miguel Santana, is expected to outline positions and departments that could be eliminated in a report to the City Council.

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