A Top 10 List on Saving Your Tax Dollars
More advertising on street furniture can help raise revenue for the city | Photo by el monstrito via flickr
Today, Wendy Greuel announced a top ten list of sorts on new measures to save the city millions of dollars. It's good timing. On February 5th, we go to the polls and vote on Measure S, which will determine if $270 million will be taxed on our phone bills or not. If no is the answer we give, you can probably kiss goodbye more parks and other quality of life aspects like the Governor has proposed in his budget cuts. Additionally, we're already a city that cries poor every hour, currently lachrymose with $75 million in the red ($345 if Measure S doesn't pass). And even if we were not a city with financial problems, getting fiscally lean is always responsible government.
"We are facing a budget crisis," said Councilwoman Greuel. "These common-sense proposals are an important first step in trying to balance the City's books. We need to be more disciplined in how we spend taxpayer's money. The City must explore new efficiencies and revisit past proposals to continue providing the essential services to every Angeleno."
Greuel has asked the City's Administrative Officer and the Chief Legislative Analyst to report back in 30 days with how these proposals can be implemented and exactly how much they will save the City. The list is after the jump.