" Budget dealings on Spring Street"
The L.A. City Council has gone public to present a deal that was reached during get a overnight negotiations with the Coalition of Los Angeles City Unions.
The deal is supposed to save jobs and prevent furlough days. The Council is expected to vote on a budget plan later today.
The Council pushed back a 10:00a.m. deadline to vote on budget-cutting negotiations with its largest civilian employee unions.
Union negotiator Victor Gordo says he's hopeful a deal can be reached that prevents layoffs but helps the city reduce its budget. The council has already approved a delayed raise for the employees.
** Tenative numbers:
$80 million in savings this year.
2300 employees going off into the "early retirement" sunset.
EAA to get hit with layoffs.
City employees to contribute 0.37% more towards retirement fund
$20 million in pay raises on hold.
Council President Eric Garcetti: “We are a family again".
”That declaration drew some grousing from blogger and former Los Angeles Daily News editor Ron Kaye, who criticized the council for failing to immediately release the details of the plan. “What you left out of this deal is the people. We’re part of the family too,” he said, adding: “We don’t know what the deal is; we’re excluded.”
Budget updates will be posted here as they break.
Labels: 2009-2010 City Budget, cd2 special election, kfi