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'Sacramento South': LA Council Postpones Decision On Layoffs

La Budget Emergency

First Posted: 04/06/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:25 PM ET

latimes.com:

After struggling for eight hours to counter a rapidly growing budget shortfall, the Los Angeles City Council put off a decision to cut 1,000 jobs Wednesday and, through other actions, managed to add $4 million to the problem.

Unable to take more straightforward action on a shortfall that has grown to $212 million this year, the council voted to seek another list of possible job cuts and, after hearing pleas from a chamber packed with protesting employees and residents, promised not to act on layoffs for 30 days.

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