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LA Council Committee Hears Early Plans for Eliminating Vacant Positions – MyNewsLA.com


With Los Angeles facing budget challenges brought on in part by $289 million in overspending, a City Council committee has voted unanimously to consider a plan Thursday to eliminate nearly 2,000 vacant positions across a range of departments.

The three-member Personnel, Audits and Hiring Committee noted that the list of vacant positions is expected to be published alongside Mayor Karen Bass’ proposed 2024-25 budget, which should be announced later this month. Councilman Tim McOsker, who chairs the committee, instructed staff to bring back the list at its next meeting so members can review it in detail.

“I think it’s really important for us to know that should we eliminate positions, whether it’s one position or 2,000 positions — while it’s real for those departments — it also puts us inextricably on a course where we are going to spend less on something,” McOsker said prior to the vote.



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