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Los Angeles Budget

$4 BILLION Floating Around

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 09.23.2013 | Los Angeles

More than $1 billion is pouring into the coffers of cities, school districts and other public entities across Los Angeles County, as the state redistr...

'We Are Not Here To Rehash Old Fights And The Past'

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles

An independent commission of 12 top business, labor and civic leaders -- all with close ties to City Hall -- was announced on Thursday with a goal of ...


Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO - It's back to the chopping block for Los Angeles after voters rejected a tax increase to help close a ...

Getting LA Out Of The Red And Into The Black

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles

Pushing an aggressive agenda of tax reform and local investment, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday urged local officials to do mor...

Understanding The Mayor's Budget

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 04.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton. The $7.2 billion budget released today by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for layi...

There Goes Our Legal System

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The vast Los Angeles County court system, known worldwide for its many high-profile cases, is about to see a huge budget cut that ...

60,000 Angelenos Can't Be Wrong

Austin Beutner | Posted 06.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

A few weeks ago I shared my concerns about worsening response times in the Los Angeles Fire Department. Let's take a step back to see how Los Angeles got here.

Could LA Go Bankrupt?

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles' top budget official says the city could go bankrupt if it doesn't overhaul its finances with new taxes, possible layoffs a...

LA Considering Fees For Ambulances, Rescues & Dialing 9-1-1

Posted 10.19.2011 | Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles has suffered huge budget cuts in recent years, and the City Council will consider charging extra optional fees to keep emergen...

LAPD Risks Staffing Shortage Over Overtime Pay

Posted 08.09.2011 | Los Angeles

The LAPD is facing staffing shortages if a temporary overtime policy is not extended, according to a statement released by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. ...

Matt Sledge

Fire Department's Plan Poses Hidden Risks | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council and L.A. Fire Department have proudly touted the advantages of a just-approved new deployment plan, which they claim will...

New Plan Would Cut 300 LA City Fire Jobs, Close 18 Stations | KTLA News | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Sparks flew in front of Los Angeles City Hall Wednesday, as firefighters gathered to blast a cost-cutting plan that could elimin...

Light At The End Of The Tunnel?: Villaraigosa's New Budget Expands Some City Services

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled his $6.9-billion budget Wednesday during a brutal recession, yet in many ways the 2011-2012 spending p...

LA Budget Chief Warns Of More Budget Cuts, Police Hiring Freeze | David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The top financial advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that the city would need to stop hiring police officers if the City...

Los Angeles Schools Rescind 522 Teacher Layoff Notices

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles school board has rescinded 522 layoffs of elementary school teachers, dropping the number of expected layoffs to a...

Council Agrees To Keep Hiring LAPD Officers Despite Budget Crisis

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Five hours into a meeting on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed budget Monday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to preserve the mayor...

Controller's Audit Reveals City of Los Angeles Fails to Collect Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Wendy Greuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

The results of my latest audit about the City's billing and collections practices show that a critical part of City government is not working as it should.

City Attorney Slams Villaraigosa For 'Management Failure'

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich blasted Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed city budget in harsh terms Thursday, declaring it an example of "fundamen...

LA City Council Committee Rightly Calls For LAPD Hiring Freeze

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

As Los Angeles wrestles with layoffs and cutbacks, the LAPD is once again threatening the public with doom and gloom should, God forbid, there actually be some cutbacks.

Is Bankruptcy LA's Best Option?

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council have said repeatedly that, come what may, declaring Los Angeles bankrupt is not an option. But with...

Investigations Sit Idle As Financial Crisis Hits LAPD

AP | Joel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The city's budget crisis and cap on overtime is forcing homicide detectives to stop work for days at a time, hurting their ability...

Is Bankruptcy LA's Best Option?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


LA City Could Come Out Of Budget Crisis $100 Million Ahead

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the result of an unexpected spike in tax revenue and a loss of 2,400 workers to early retirement (not to mention a few dozen layoffs), the city of ...

LA Council Probes Mayor's City Service Shutdown

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa backed down from his hardline stance over the budget crisis Wednesday, admitting he cannot shut down ci...

Los Angeles On Track To Run Out Of Money In 4 Weeks | Phil Willon and Maeve Reston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The city's top financial official issued a grim assessment of the escalating budget crisis Monday, warning that Los Angeles could be unable to pay its...