AirTalk for May 18, 2010

City Council approves cuts to Los Angeles budget

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The Los Angeles City Council chambers.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a plan to cut city services and eliminate 761 jobs. The $6.7 billion budget would cut child-care positions, reduce library hours, increase the cost of parking tickets, and allow for up to 26 furlough days for city employees during the next fiscal year, starting July 1. The City Council also called for unions to offer about $100 million in pay cuts and medical and pension contributions. Are these measures too drastic, and are there other options?


Frank Stoltze, KPCC Reporter

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