Thursday, May 31, 2012
Statement regarding Mayor's Veto
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2012
LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the city’s Budget and Finance Committee, released the following statement today following the Mayor’s veto regarding the Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD):
“I appreciate the Mayor's prompt signing of the budget resolution today, and his validation of the hard work the Council has engaged in to improve the draft he proposed in April. Together, the Mayor and the Council have taken a difficult but responsible approach to solving a $228 million deficit, and in doing so we have taken a significant step forward in strengthening the City’s financial condition.
“This budget advances structural reform by eliminating more than 400 funded positions, and it sets aside the largest reserve in recent memory, while also beginning the difficult work of identifying and restoring services essential to the core functions of city government. In the weeks and months ahead, I look forward to working with the Mayor and my colleagues on the City Council as we continue to build a sound financial framework for a stronger and brighter future for our City.
“With regard to funding for the Gang Reduction and Youth Development program, the Mayor's proposed correction is consistent with the action taken by unanimous vote of the Council yesterday, and with the clear intent of the Council to continue funding the GRYD program at current service levels."
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Posted at 11:35 AM