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Los Angles To Go To A 3day Work Week?

Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:44 pm

L.A. mayor looking at shutting city down two days a week

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?
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RE: Los Angles To Go To A 3day Work Week?

Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:52 pm

Quoting boeingfever777 (Thread starter):
EMS, Fire, Police, Hospitals

I'm sure it's probably for "nonessential" employees or whatever. There's no way they could/would shut down emergency services.

Many of the hospitals and such are private or county hospitals anyway, so probably wouldn't be affected.
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RE: Los Angles To Go To A 3day Work Week?

Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:03 pm

This is for non-essential and non-revenue generation services.

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.
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RE: Los Angles To Go To A 3day Work Week?

Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:06 pm

From Sydney.

An article in today's Sydney Morning herald, says LA will be officially broke and run out of money on May 5 !!

A request by the state treasure has asked for $US90 million in reserve funds ASAP.

Not sure what "reserve funds means" ??? as if there are reserve funds then they can't really be out of money or broke.   
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RE: Los Angles To Go To A 3day Work Week?

Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:31 pm

Many governmental agencies are required to hold a financial cushion, or reserve fund. In the case of the City of Los Angeles has $191million in reserve funds and seeks permission to move the money out into the general(operating) fund.

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.

Anyhow for the record the new fiscal year starts in June, so this is a short term exercise to plug a hole for the remainder of the fiscal year.
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RE: Los Angles To Go To A 3day Work Week?

Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:51 am

Oh, man, quickly, LA, legalize cocaine!

That way, you'll make 3 million dollars a day, and that's only from those active in the movie industry!!!
 
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RE: Los Angles To Go To A 3day Work Week?

Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:54 am

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.
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RE: Los Angles To Go To A 3day Work Week?

Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:16 am

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?

As others have noted, those are essential functions and they will continue to operate 24/7. The State of Utah has gone to a 4 day work week for many of its agencies and, by all accounts, it's been a success and has saved the State hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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