|This past Saturday, more than 60 neighborhood council representatives from around the city gather at LANCC to hear City
Controller Wendy Greuel and LA Police Protective League Director John
Mumma offer their perspectives on LA's budget crisis.
When the dust had
cleared and the speakers were gone, Shawn Simons stepped up with an
audacious proposal, one that offers to restructure DONE, move the NC
funding program to an organization that services non-profits and
community groups, and to deliver budget cuts in excess of the CAO's
BudgetLA "Look for the Union Label"
|On Saturday, February 13, BudgetLA hosts Julie Butcher,
the Regional Director of the SEIU for a "Look for the Union Label"
presentation that addresses the city's budget crisis, the calls for
pension reform, and the opportunities to work together to establish
immediate, short-term and long-term solutions that benefit everybody.
Butcher is a long time SEIU labor leader and a familiar face to those
at City Hall as well as those in the neighborhood council system. She
is credited with being an outspoken proponent of grassroots solutions
to the systemic problems that plague our city system and this promises
to be the public discussion that the public needs if we are to partner
in the future of Los Angeles.
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|The BudgetLA website is growing and contains many
resources for neighborhood councils as they engage in the battle for a
sustainable budget. Visit http://BudgetLA.org for updates on the city's
budget crisis, including articles and posts from your community, from
the media, and from the electeds.
There's a community calendar that includes the Budget related events as
well as the regional and citywide community meetings such as LA
Neighborhood Council Coalition, the Saving LA Project, PlanCheck, the
Citywide Alliance, the Valley Alliance, the Harbor Alliance, the
Westside Alliance, the SouthLA Alliance, and the NorthEastCentral
Kevin James debuts "City Waste Watch"
|Community inspired hotline to eliminate City Waste
LOS ANGELES - The Kevin James Show (am 870) is now
setting aside Friday evening's 9:30 slot for the "City Waste Watch"
segment where community members are invited to phone in with their
suggestions, observations and tips for reducing City Waste. Kevin and
Sonn Eidem, have great prizes for the weekly winners in the Waste Watch
contest. Callers are invited to call KRLA at 866-870-5752 with their
ideas and observations about City Waste. The Kevin James Show runs Monday to Friday, from 9:00
pm to 1:00 am, on am 870. Kevin is a popular radio host and political commentator and has been active in the Saving LA
Project and the BudgetLA movement and would love to hear from people on
their ideas for addressing the City of LA's budget crisis, the
impending threat of Bankruptcy, the need for Pension Reform, the
certain cuts in the delivery of City Services, and the need for
For more info visit Kevin at KRLA