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Paul on Which Way L.A.?

On April 7, Councilmember Krekorian appeared on KCRW’s Which Way L.A.? with Warren Olney. On the program, he shared his thoughts on ways the city can move forward collectively without denigrating our core services. Paul proceeded the mayor, who offered his thoughts on the budget as well.

Selected quotations from Paul include:

Which Way L.A.?

“The [DWP] rate increase proposal that was put forth was not acceptable to begin with. It had not been sufficiently transparently proposed and wasn’t defensible, in my view, on the merits.”

“In the three months I’ve been here, I’ve been trying to have a dialog with general managers and others about what this city’s core services are and have us focus, not on picking a number of employees to lay off or picking some other way we as a council should compel a reduction in cost, but rather turning to our general managers – smart people who know how to run their departments – and saying, We need to reach a certain level of cost reduction, what’s the best way to do that? That hasn’t been the process that’s going on.”

“There is a need for an immediate solution…but we need to focus on what the core services of this city are…to keep this city functional.”

Listen to Councilmember Krekorian on Which Way L.A.? and chime in below with your thoughts on the budget.


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