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Los Angeles Financial Crisis

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...

Budget Crisis Puts LA Court System At Risk

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The nation's largest court system is in the midst of a painful budget crisis that has shut down courtrooms and disrupted everythin...

In Somber Speech, Mayor Lays Out Plan For Layoffs, Furloughs, Reforms

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Tuesday that Los Angeles will lay off more than 700 workers in the coming months and eliminate tho...

LAPD Budget Crisis Discussed On MSNBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WATCH the LA Times' Joel Rubin discuss the LAPD's financial crisis and hiring freeze on MSNBC. ...

City Council To Vote On LAPD Hiring Freeze

latimes.com | David Zahniser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Worried about the city's ability to get through the rest of the fiscal year, a Los Angeles City Council committee recommended Monday that the Los Ange...

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...

DWP At Center Of City's Financial Meltdown

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When the city's Department of Water and Power spent $50,000 on lactation consultants two years ago to assist breast-feeding employ...