06/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

City Attorney Trutanich Slams Villaraigosa For 'Management Failure'

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

Trutanich said his office is being asked to take an 18 percent cut, far more than any other public safety agency or any other city department.

"The budget shows a remarkable lack of leadership and imagination," Trutanich wrote in a letter posted on his website. "The proposed budget is not a successful strategy to protect and promote the fiscal health or public safety of the city."

Read more on LA Daily News