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What LA music should you hear when you call City Hall?

The Los Angeles City Council approved a multibillion-budget today that closes a $238 million deficit and temporarily avoids layoffs, but there was one motion that grabbed the spotlight – a request to improve the music Angelenos hear when they call City Hall.

During the course of the budget discussion, Councilman Tom LaBonge asked staff to replace the phone system’s hold music with something inspired by Los Angeles. Councilman Joe Buscaino also asked the engineers to replace the music that plays on Channel 35 before and after the city council meetings.

Among LaBonge’s suggestions for the new hold music:

Coming into Los Angeles, by Arlo Guthrie

Low Rider, by War

Walking in L.A., by Missing Persons

San Fernando Valley, by Bing Crosby

MacArthur Park, by Donna Summer

California Dreaming, by The Mamas and the Papas

L.A. Woman, by the Doors

Hot Rod Lincoln, by Asleep at the Wheel

What do you think the City Hall song should be? Leave your suggestions in the comments section.

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