Some public employees may feel like they were given a lump of coal this year when the City of Los Angeles sends out several hundred pink slips to reduce an $87.84 million budget deficit.
The City Council is considering a layoff proposal to eliminate 225 civilian positions in the Los Angeles Police Department.
From the DailyNews:
The City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled today to consider a series of cutbacks to reduce an $87.84 million budget deficit.
City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana proposed eliminating 225 civilian positions in the Los Angeles Police Department and moving firefighters out of HazMat squads as part of the “2010-2011 Operational Plan” prepared by his office to eliminate the deficit.
Santana told City News Service that not all the position eliminations will lead to layoffs, as some of the positions may be vacant.
The president of the American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees Local 3090’s Clerical and Support Services Unit, Alice Goff, called the proposal “ludicrous.”
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