Apparently up until now the City of Los Angeles has been using budgets with fuzzy dollar amounts. Following the City upholding Mayor Villaraigosa's veto of the City budget City Council President Eric Garcetti stated that the "days of budgets with hypothetical numbers are over.
" Huh? However expect lots more cuts and layoffs ahead.
Kerry Cavanaugh of the Daily News analyzes the City of LA's boycott against Arizona
over their immigration law and comes to the conclusion that the impact will be felt more by LA than Arizona. Of all the contracts that can be legally and/or practically cancelled the dollar value amounts to less than $5 million. However the expense to replace those contracts could run into several millions of dollars. As well, the makers of Taser equipment used by the LAPD is based in Arizona. No other company makes a similar product. The LAPD has warned of severe public safety ramifications if those contracts were cancelled.
Labels: 2009-2010 City Budget, Arizona Immigration Law, boycott, eric garcetti, Kerry Cavanaugh, mayor antonio villaraigosa, phil jennerjahn, ticketgate