In a community with a sizeable budget shortfall in the city coffers, citizens are also facing their own personal budget crises, and prioritizing is a must for all. But the fact that an institution like Homeboy Industries, which for 20 years has worked to change the lives of gang members by putting them to work, has had to lay-off three-quarters of its staff for lack of operating funds is a wake-up call to anyone who supports their cause. Patt checks in with the founder of Homeboy Industries, Father Greg Boyle, and Mayor Villaraigosa on the future of both.
,Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries and Jobs for a Future
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa