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Villaraigosa orders 1,000 jobs cut: end of LA budget impasse?

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
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The City Council held off, but yesterday Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered layoffs for 1,000 city employees. Will the salary savings plug the city’s budget hole, allowing continued funding for arts and social services? Or will further cuts be necessary? We get the latest on LA’s budget crisis.


Miguel Santana, City Administrative Officer, City of LA

Richard Alarcon, Councilman for the 7th District of Los Angeles

Raphael Sonenshein, Professor, Political Science at CSU Fullerton.