Friday, April 9, 2010

L. A. Mayor Pulls a Rabbit Out of His Hat

Link to April 9 Los Angeles Times article, "Villaraigosa backs off on proposed furlough plan".

Excerpt:  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has backed away from his call to shut down some city departments two days a week, using positive news about the city's budget crisis to downplay a threat that had become increasingly difficult to sustain.

"To all of our surprise, we've gotten an increase in revenues of $30 million more from property tax than we expected," Villaraigosa said Thursday, two days after announcing the move might be necessary as soon as Monday to prevent the city from running out of money.

With the unexpected revenue and the City Council's budget-balancing moves, "We might not be out of cash after all," the mayor said

Manhood crisis over?

Related articles:
Manhood Crisis Erupts.  (4/7/2010)
Cutting Library Hours.  (4/6/2010)
More News Under the Same Headline.  (3/24/2010)
Save America's Libraries (The Los Angeles Story).  (03/23/2010)

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