For all the mayor and City Council’s threat to lay off up to 4,000 city workers on top of the 2,400 paid off to retire and the 400 or so who got transferred to non-general fund jobs, the mayor sent a letter to the Council on Monday outlining his strategy for the 2010-11 budget year. About 750 actual workers face layoffs or more likely transfers. Go to OurLA.org to see the list of 3,546 positions affected by his moves. Here’s the mayor’s letter:
Dear Honorable Members of the City Council:
I am transmitting for your information the list of position eliminations that are currently incorporated as part of my proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11. The service impacts and cost savings related to the elimination of these positions will be presented as part of my budget submission tomorrow.
The list totals 3,546 positions; including both Regular and Resolution positions. The funding sources for these positions are both General Fund and Special Funds. These eliminations incorporate positions that have been vacated as a result of regular attrition, the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP), expedited transfers to special fund positions and proprietary departments, and layoffs.
According to preliminary information from departments, approximately 750 positions may be currently filled by individuals that will result in displacements to other departments and layoffs.
Please note this list of position eliminations only portrays a portion of the budget solutions I have relied upon to present a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11. My office stands ready to discuss these proposed position eliminations as part of the City Council’s budget deliberation process.
Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor