(full disclosure: I am an employee of the City of Los Angeles. I am writing this on my own time and on my own computer.)
L.A. budget passes with 1,200 layoffs
The Mayor and his negotiating team walked away from negotiations with the City's unions. He would rather raise the unemployment rate across the City than come up with a workable plan. A 10% cut in my wages means one less work day every pay period. That affects every single employee. How are we supposed to keep libraries open without people to staff them adequately? There has been massive upswings in foo traffic into our buildings. People are looking for help. Where are they supposed to go?