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Villaraigosa calls for shutting down some city departments amid budget crisis

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called Tuesday for all city agencies — except for police, other public safety and revenue-generating departments — to close for two days a week starting April 12 because of the city’s continuing budget crisis.

“We have to act, and we have to act quickly,” Villaraigosa said at a press conference.

Full story: Villaraigosa calls for shutting down some city departments amid budget crisis – latimes.com

  • billbrady

    Police, fire, and sanitation are essential. As for the rest, I bet Mayor Tony could cut the workforce permanently in half, furlough the remainder for 3 days a week, and nobody would notice.

  • rainmaker1145

    On days the government offices are open all workers must ride rainbow-powered unicorns to work.

    Seriously, do these people really have such a hard time understanding economics? Is it just too hard for liberals to understand that if you want more money reduce tax rates? God, didn’t they learn anything from the Bush tax cuts?

  • theneighborhoodguy

    …we have to have money! We still have checks in the checkbook. I wouldn’t trust these morons could divvy up a lunch tab correctly. When is the “big” one going to hit?

  • emem

    Seriously, he just figured out they are broke????????

    Another fiscally irresponsible, failing, democratic stronghold.

    No news here……glad he was prepared.