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A $10-million fund will help immigrants fight deportations. But should it help those with violent criminal convictions?

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But a proposal to bar immigrants with violent criminal convictions from using the fund is sparking protests from immigration advocacy groups, legal organizations and others in Los Angeles who argue that everyone has the right to an attorney.

A panel of 50 must suggest how to spend millions for L.A. County's homeless. So far, they can't agree.

Nothing like being a Libotard and passing a god damn stupid .25% tax increase, and being a fucking moron and not even have a plan on how to spend it. 

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50 minutes ago, wopphil said:

I am convinced that while conservatives might be evil, liberals are flat out brain dead (which is probably worse).

Both have a special kind of incompetence that they foist on people. I shake my head at both sides.

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saw a blurb on the news tonight that said in a recent poll, 67% of angelenos approve of LA being a sanctuary city.

we don't seem to care much about laws or common sense here, and it's getting worse each year.

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6 hours ago, Tank said:

saw a blurb on the news tonight that said in a recent poll, 67% of angelenos approve of LA being a sanctuary city.

we don't seem to care much about laws or common sense here, and it's getting worse each year.

Maybe they said "East Angeleno" and you just missed it. Actually I'm surprised the percentage is so low.

 

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The billion-dollar budget item Garcetti didn't mention in his State of the City speech

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When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his proposed budget last week, he called a $176-million effort to battle homelessness his top priority, highlighted a $35-million plan to mend broken streets and promised $2 million to clean up graffiti.

He did not mention the expenditure that dwarfs all of those combined: more than $1.1 billion to pay for city employees’ pensions and healthcare after they retire.

The cost of retiree benefits amounts to nearly 20% of the city’s general fund, which pays for basic city services. In 2002, the figure was less than 5%.

 

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didn't we just pass two voter initiatives to deal with homelessness, plus get kicked in the nuts from sacramento with another round of gas taxes to fix our roads? 

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On 4/24/2017 at 8:27 PM, Tank said:

didn't we just pass two voter initiatives to deal with homelessness, plus get kicked in the nuts from sacramento with another round of gas taxes to fix our roads? 

Yes.  But the one that just passed eliminates the other one.  It was a clause or something in the ballot. 

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L.A. lawmakers sign off on $9.2-billion budget

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Los Angeles is expected to face a structural deficit — a gap between spending and revenue — in each of the next few years. And, officials warned, balancing the budget could become even more difficult.

Two city employee pension boards will meet this summer to consider reducing their investment earnings assumptions. If they scale back by a quarter percent, the general fund budget — which pays for basic services — will be saddled with an additional $100 million in yearly retirement costs.

 

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Five things to know about L.A.'s school budget

First thing that doesn't make sense.  LA Budget in above article.  $9.2 billion.  LA Unified School Budget $7.9 billion.  Now the LOL's.

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School officials believe they can postpone a deficit, but only until 2019. They say the deficit could be about $422 million that year.

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Proposals to eliminate that deficit are vague and nowhere near being adopted. One would have the district stop paying into a trust fund it set aside to cover retirees’ healthcare, which would only kick L.A. Unified’s financial crisis a little farther down the road.

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The district has to pay the state an increasing amount to fill underfunded employee pension reserves, which are managed at the state level. L.A. Unified also has its own shortfall. It needs about $13.6 billion more to pay for the lifetime health benefits it promised to long-term employees.

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Among large California school districts, it has one of the highest administrator-to-teacher ratios. And the ratio has been increasing annually.

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King’s budget considers the real possibility that L.A. Unified’s ratio could surpass the state’s limit, forcing an already cash-strapped district to pay a penalty.

 

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A city pension board vote could add to Los Angeles' budget woes

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The move is expected to shift about $38 million in retirement costs onto the city’s general fund, which pays for police patrols, firefighter staffing and other basic services, in mid-2018. The pension board also has the option to pursue a more dramatic step: taking the investment assumption to 7%, which would add $93 million to the city’s yearly pension burden, officials said.

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Almost 20% of the city’s general fund — more than $1 billion — will be devoted to retirement costs this year.

 

Who needs extra police, firefighters and basic services? 

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