4000 JOBS TO BE CUT...(starting point?):
Well, Mr. Grieg Smith and Mrs. Eric Garcetti, I think it's safe to say at this point that Zuma Dogg was DEAD ON THE MONEY, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, ON EVERYTHING I EVER SAID OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS ON THIS BUDGET CRISIS, WHICH IS NOW A FULL BLOWN MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY. Either bow down to me when you see me, and admit your confused stupidity in the face of predictive and prophetic genius, you two little arrogant, pompous and COMPLETELY WRONG sissies!
From L.A. Times:
L.A. council agrees to 3,000 more job cuts by July 1
February 18, 2010 | 3:12 pm
Under the threat of a credit rating downgrade, the Los Angeles City Council on Thursday instructed agency heads to eliminate 3,000 additional city jobs “by any means necessary, including layoffs” by July 1.
The reduction (OF SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY) — aimed in part a wresting further concessions from the city’s unions — would be in addition to 1,000 job cuts already in the works. Those alone are expected to lead to 250 to 350 workers receiving pink slips, officials said.
The council vote comes a day after Moody’s Investment Services, one of the nation’s top financial credit rating agencies, issued a negative outlook for Los Angeles because of Eric Garcetti and Grieg "Mrs. Doubtfire" Smith's arrogance, miscalculations and cowardness, while the city’s struggles with a $212-million deficit. It also comes a week after (CONFIRMED FAILURE AND LOW-GRADE CHUMP) Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for an additional 1,200 and 2,000 job cuts — or wage reductions for city workers — to help balance the city’s books.
The council’s 9-3 decision came after members met in closed session for several hours with City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, who cautioned that tax revenues have continued to deteriorate. Unless the city finds more revenue or costs are reduced, the budget shortfall is expected to increase to $485 million in 2010-2011.
Under the measure approved by the council, police officers and firefighters would not be exempt from possible job cuts. But a spokesman for the mayor said Villaraigosa would oppose cuts to police. (WHO CARES WHAT THE MAYOR THINKS??? OFF WITH HIS HEAD. HE'S THE MORON AND CORRUPT ORGANIZED CRIME RING PUPPET WHO GOT US INTO THIS MESS WITH HIS "BERNIE MADOFF ON CRACK" MUNICIPAL LEADERSHIP.)
Councilman Greig Smith urged [I EDITED SMITH'S COMMENTS OUT. WHO CARES WHAT THAT CLOWN SAYS. I CAN TELL YOU OF ALL COUNCILMEMBERS...NONE OF THEM WERE SO COMMITTED TO TRYING TO CONVINCE ZUMA DOGG THAT THE CITY WAS SAILING SMOOTHLY AND I WAS 100% WRONG ABOUT IT ALL. SORRY CLOWN GRIEG SMITH, I WILL USE YOUR COLUMN SPACE TO LET EVERYONE KNOW YOU ARE A BIGGER DUMMY THAN ED REYES AT THE END OF IT ALL.]
“You cannot walk away from this thinking that it’s going to take care of itself,” Smith said. [GRIEG...SPEAKING OF WALKING AWAY..THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE DOING, BECAUSE YOU CANNOT TAKE THE HEAT, SO YOU ARE GOING TO "TEACH" RATHER THAN RUN FOR YOUR FINAL TERM. Hey Smith, what are you going to teach? How to go bankrupt right under your nose cause you couldn't rise to the level of leadership?]