Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
November 10, 2010 For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – “The announcement by the Legislative Analyst's Office that the State’s projected deficit has ballooned to $25.4 billion -- much larger than legislative leaders had anticipated -- will severely impact every county, city and school district in California. This is a direct result of the State’s budget being built on a house of cards,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
“We are all in for a rocky future -- especially if the State expects the federal government to come to its rescue by just printing more money. The State and all local governments will be forced to review all labor agreements, and commit to provide only funded, mandated programs, to avoid the quicksand that surrounds Sacramento.”