The Los Angeles City Council took its first action Tuesday toward disposing of many positions at the Police Department and other city organizations, while avoiding an additionally clearing plan that would have focused on almost 1,900 specialists.
Confronting an extended $675-million deficiency, board individuals consented to look for new representative leaves of absence, channel a significant part of the city’s save and acquire $150 million to take care of the expense of continuous activities. However, they downsized the part of the spending plan adjusting plan dedicated to work cuts, distinguishing 843 positions — three-fourths of them at the LAPD — for conceivable disposal if other cost reserve funds can’t be found.
The bundle of financial plan adjusting measures, which passed on a 13-2 vote, diminished the quantity of positions focused at the LAPD from 1,679 to 628 — 355 officials and 273 regular folks. Councilmen Joe Buscaino and John Lee casted a ballot against the recommendations, saying they don’t need any LAPD responsibilities to be thought about for cutbacks.
Tuesday’s choice implies that LAPD Chief Michel Moore and top directors in the city lawyer’s office, the Animal Services Department and the Bureau of Engineering should plan and submit arrangements of potential cutbacks to work force authorities by Jan. 11, city spending experts said.