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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1992
The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $3-billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that is down $50 million from this year's budget. "We're holding the line, despite critical needs . . . throughout the city," said Board President Mike Gage. "While this . . . budget will make it difficult, we will do everything we can to assure the continued delivery of reliable electricity, quality water and effective service to all our customers."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles city finances have taken a positive turn thanks to tightened fiscal policies and an improving housing market, the city's chief budget analyst said. A structural deficit of $327 million projected for 2014 has been revised downward to between $153 million and $242 million, according to a budget update released Thursday by City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana. Santana attributed the improved numbers to agreements that hold down salary costs and trim pension benefits for new employees.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cultural Affairs Commission on Thursday recommended more than $2.7 million in grants for 1993-94, but their fate rests with the city's looming budget crisis. The recommendations must go through budget deliberations including approval by the City Council in April. Although grant recommendations have been rubber-stamped in previous years, the Cultural Affairs Department fears having its funding slashed next year because of a city deficit that may approach $500 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2012 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Hall's top budget analyst, who has succeeded in pushing an array of cost-cutting measures opposed by labor leaders, is becoming a lightning rod in the contest to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Union activists have been pressing top mayoral candidates to stake out positions on City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana and his approach to balancing the budget, which has included employee layoffs and furloughs, cuts in basic services and reductions in pension benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign of Los Angeles' deepening financial crisis, the City Council Tuesday agreed to forgo all pay raises in the coming year, a move Mayor Tom Bradley and City Controller Rick Tuttle quickly volunteered to follow. The pay freezes, approved by a 13-0 vote, were necessary to show that the council will share the pain of a recession-driven budget shortfall that could reach $150-million in 1992, council members said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1991
The city of Los Angeles' budget for the 1991-1992 fiscal year was formally adopted Wednesday as the City Council voted unanimously to sustain four minor changes contained in Mayor Tom Bradley's veto message. Bradley's changes--amounting to $1.3 million out of a $3.9-billion budget--restored funding for the sweeping of 119 city-run parking lots, office machines for the city treasurer, $400,000 for the Emergency Operations Fund and four staff positions in the Engineering Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1993
Before the city of Los Angeles' decision to legally challenge the Burbank Airport's environmental impact report (EIR) on its proposed 670,000-square-foot terminal was many days old, the airport's public relations department was spitting out misleading information--such as that the Burbank Airport is concerned over Los Angeles' budget problem and the expense of a lawsuit. Suddenly the airport is concerned about L.A.'s budget problem! Yes, the city has budget shortfalls, but they already have a large legal staff that can handle the suit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1997 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Department is looking for a few good, er, geldings. For the first time since the LAPD's mounted patrol was upgraded from volunteer status to a funded unit in 1988, the equestrian group is short-footed, with 31 officers and 28 mounts. That's because it lacks money to boost its horsepower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1993 | Researched and written by CHIP JOHNSON / Los Angeles Times
The graffiti war is being waged on many fronts, from private organizations to the state Capitol. The Epple bill, now in the Senate, takes ideas from a number of graffiti bills. The bill, AB 1179 by Assemblyman Bob Epple (D-Cerritos), provides a three-year prison sentence for taggers arrested three times and imposes stiff penalties for vandalizing public property.Taggers nabbed with chisels, drill bits and other tools used for etching could be fined $1,000 and sent to jail fr six months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It would take full economic recovery and enough staff and service reductions to save $300 million over the next two years to balance Los Angeles' budget for the 1993-94 fiscal year, a city finance official said Tuesday. "The only good news, and it is not particularly good news, is that there is a possibility to bring spending in line," City Administrative Officer Keith Comrie said in a report delivered to the city Budget and Finance Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2011 | By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
Debra Engle went to a celebration of the city school district's arts program with a dark cloud hanging over her head. Like almost 7,000 other school district employees, Engle had received a preliminary layoff notice earlier this year and could lose her job by midsummer. For the last several years, the Los Angeles Unified School District has faced large budget shortfalls and the school board has approved cutting positions and programs to try to balance the budget. The nation's second-largest school system is facing an estimated $408-million shortfall, and many unions have agreed to their members' taking four unpaid days off. But, depending on the state's budget, district officials could still approve cutting jobs over the summer.
HEALTH
April 10, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
It's vasectomy day at the Planned Parenthood health center on 30th Street in Los Angeles, near USC. The lobby is bursting with men, women and children. In the adjacent administrative offices that used to be part of a garment factory, Monday morning is always hectic, vasectomy day or not. In one of two call centers, about a dozen employees are hunched over telephones, scheduling appointments and providing information. They handle an average of 2,000 calls a day. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story reported that Planned Parenthood spokesman Tait Sye said the government shutdown would have affected Medicare clients the most.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2010 | By Mike Boehm
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is interested in stepping into the breach as curator and conservator of the Watts Towers starting this summer as a severe budget crisis saps the city of Los Angeles' ability to continue those functions. Olga Garay, executive director of L.A.'s Department of Cultural Affairs, said she had "a very encouraging meeting" Monday with two top museum officials, LACMA President Melody Kanschat and general counsel Fredric Goldstein, over enlisting the museum's know-how and fundraising connections on behalf of a national historic landmark that's owned by the state and operated and maintained by the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
Raymond Chavez sat down at a legal clinic at the Midnight Mission on skid row Wednesday afternoon with two jaywalking tickets in his hand. Chavez, 56, who is homeless, said he didn't have the cash to pay the citations when they were issued last year and he had missed the hearings where he could have contested them. The fines had since ballooned to $821 and led to a warrant for his arrest. A city attorney who listened to his story quickly offered a deal: The citations would be dismissed if Chavez attended seven hours of counseling at one of several social service providers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2009 | Maeve Reston
The budget crisis in Los Angeles may have unpleasant consequences for concert- goers, Lakers fans and even Dodgers fans on the day of the first game of the National League Championship Series: gridlock. For more than a decade, the city has covered the full cost of providing traffic officers for events at the Greek Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, Coliseum, Sports Arena and former Olympic Auditorium. Similarly, it absorbed part of the cost for traffic officers who keep cars moving around Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2009 | David Zahniser
The City Council voted Wednesday to hire a new budget advisor, selecting a man who served 14 years as an aide to county Supervisor Gloria Molina. Miguel Santana will receive $256,803 annually as a city administrative officer, providing financial advice to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the council. He is taking the job amid a budget crisis, with the mayor and the council attempting to cut costs by granting 2,400 workers early retirement. Santana worked for Molina from 1993 to 2007, spending three years as her chief of staff.
BUSINESS
May 3, 1995 | James Flanigan
If you want to understand the economic and political challenges facing Los Angeles, look past palm-lined generalizations about entrepreneurs and new media to details of the city's budget. That's where great issues can be understood by noting less downtime for trash- collection trucks--a humble detail of the productivity improvements achieved by sanitation bureau employees against an implied threat of privatization and the difficulties of worn-out vehicles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2009 | Joel Rubin
Even as they touted another year of falling crime rates in Los Angeles and expressed confidence that 2009 could bring further declines, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton said Monday that the LAPD's success in the upcoming year is tied to the city's financial picture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2002 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The harbor area of Los Angeles could not survive as a separate city, and the San Fernando Valley would have to beef up its reserves to be fiscally healthy, state Controller Kathleen Connell ruled Monday. But Connell, who was asked by Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn to review proposals to split the two regions from Los Angeles, rejected the city's contention that a new Valley city would owe it nearly $300 million annually.
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