Remember that early retirement plan Antonio Villaraigosa helped craft with labor unions earlier this year? Seems it's looking a bit iffy. Here are David Zahniser (Hi Dave!) and Maeve Reston, reporting in LA Now:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said today that he no longer supports the early retirement plan that he helped negotiate with labor unions earlier this year because it will not do enough to eliminate a $405-million budget gap.
BUT, union leaders see things differently. (Quelle surprise.)
Attorney Victor Gordo, the secretary-treasurer for Laborers' International Union North America Local 777, said he still believes the City Council will approve the early retirement plan Tuesday in spite of the mayor’s statement.
The whole back-and-forth in context in the full post right here.