Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the city’s Budget and Finance Committee, released the following statement today following the City Council’s adoption of the 2012-13 budget:
“Today we approved a budget that takes a difficult but responsible approach to solving a $220 million deficit and enhancing the city’s solvency. The choices were not easy. We eliminated more than 400 funded positions, making the city’s workforce its smallest since the days Tom Bradley was mayor. But we also continued our momentum toward building a strong reserve and solving our structural deficit once and for all. And, we have begun the work of restoring services essential to the core functions of city government, including in our fire department, Recreation and Parks Department and in our library system, without spending beyond our means. Clearly, much more work is ahead of us, but so are better days as we continue to reinvent the way Los Angeles does business.”
Councilmember Paul Krekorian represents Los Angeles' Second Council District, which includes the east San Fernando Valley and the foothills. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates or visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.
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