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  • Newton: Treating L.A.'s spending addiction

    Newton: Treating L.A.'s spending addiction
    City Councilman Bernard C. Parks likes to describe Los Angeles' budget woes as the consequence of an untreated addiction — the city's habit of adding workers in good times and then being unwilling to let them go in bad times. The result is ever-increasing personnel costs and ballooning pension and healthcare obligations for retired city workers.
  • Newton: How L.A.'s shortfall adds up

    Newton: How L.A.'s shortfall adds up
    As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa works to bring the city's finances under control, he's made some laudable moves, but his actions today are constrained by two decisions from earlier in his tenure that limit his options. The first came in late...

    L.A. City Atty. Trutanich gets reprieve after tough week

    After a week of setbacks, L.A. City Atty. Carmen Trutanich got a Halloween treat from the City Council on Wednesday as it delayed action on a proposed ballot measure asking voters to strip the city's legal adviser of some of his duties.

    L.A. City Hall employee group moves to oppose sales tax hike

    One of the largest public employee unions at L.A. City Hall handed a potentially costly setback to a plan for a new half-cent sales tax, announcing that its political advisory board opposes the measure.

    L.A. City Council votes to put sales tax hike on March 5 ballot

    Searching for a long-term solution to its chronic financial woes, the L.A. City Council agreed to ask voters for a $200-million-a-year increase in sales tax collections.