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City Hall Could become a Service... Well, Kinda

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One way to save some or all of the 1,000 employees threatened to lose their job under a current proposal to help save Los Angeles' current $208-million budget shortfall is to transfer them to open jobs in proprietary revenue-generating departments like the Airport, Port and LADWP. Speaking to that, Councilmember Janice Hahn suggested taking that move seriously, calling for a "major" service to quickly transfer employees. Over 300 vacant positions have been identified, says Hahn.