|Quoting boeingfever777 (Thread starter):|
How would this work with the EMS, Fire, Police, Hospitals, and Jails/Court System let alone the city Electric and Water Waste?
Are they looking to shut down certain things or everything?
All "essential" (basically what you named) and revenue-generating (ironically, DWP is included there) will stay open and working full schedules. Non-essential staff are being told that they will be furloughed 2 days a week. The union that represents the lion's share of these staff is already threatening a very well-supported grievance.
|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):|
Anyhow, many governmental agencies in SoCal have been on 4-day work weeks for years and often closed on Fridays for pollution and traffic reduction measure.
Not 4-day work weeks, but a ton of 9/80 agencies. Basically, people are scheduled to work 80 hours in 9 work days instead of 10, giving them a day off every other Friday. This allows municipalities and agencies to close offices on alternating Fridays. It even saves electricity and other expenses, and allows work to be done on the physical plant that would otherwise be disruptive.
|Quoting TheCommodore (Reply 3):|
An article in today's Sydney Morning herald, says LA will be officially broke and run out of money on May 5 !!
The SMH really doesn't know what it is talking about, or you gave an overly simplistic view.
|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):|
Also, much of these events are a political showdown between the mayor and city council over the transfer(or basically a short term loan) from the Department of Water and Power which is an independent agency of the city into the cities general fund.
Actually, it is not a loan. DWP is a revenue-generating arm for the city and regularly transfers money to the general fund. The reality is that DWP owes the City this $73 million and is really just holding it hostage because they want rate increases.