Fire Stations browned out, LAPD officers Furloughed and Civilian workers salary slashed, what next for Los Angeles?
LAFD & LAPD are in the latest battle over cuts and benefits and it keeps getting worse.
LA Times printed a storyon the pitfalls of the early retirement package and the growing budget issues. Looks like SEUI local 721′s email campaign assuring people all was well seems to have only gotten to it’s membership because Council, the Mayors Office, Lacers and everyone else seem to accept the reality Early Retirement as written with the golden parachutes is not going to make it out of it’s first vote in council.
Excluding the Michael Jackson memorial the Council has given away over $500,000.00 this year alone on Special Event Fee Waivers seems everyone is sharing the sacrifice except the people having special events at taxpayer expense.
EAA Membership is still the only civilian group subject to mandatory furloughs while everyone else is allowed to wait on the sidelines for months. Critics have suggested that this was a vindictive action taken specifically to target MOU 08 membership which is scheduled to vote on decertifying and joining SEIU, who last we heard still says they have a deal and the CAO, Council, Mayor, Lacers, and everyone else is wrong. Looks like they just want to take their ball and go home it seems no one told them the game is about more then them yet.
Zuma Dogg is running for City Council Everyone in CD2 that wants change keep an eye on him he might pull this off with Voter revolt and anger towards the same old situation in City Hall.His Blog is here
ERIP is in serious danger of falling apart simply because it doesn’t add up, SEIU and the Coalition of city unions Forced a vote prior to releasing any financial details on the plan, turns out some bargaining committee members didn’t get the memo and decided to e-mail assurances the plan was solid and it Turns out they had their own Study numbers they didn’t share with the membership at large PRIOR to voting.
Layoffs are now inevitableas the Early Retirement Scam becomes known and other departments begin to look at there sacrifice, I said it when LAFD began there brownouts the numbers to save 39 million were big the numbers to save LAPD’s 130 million are HUGE!
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