Thousands of Los Angeles city employees have been targeted for layoffs or had their pay reduced in response to the city's budget crisis. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has taken a voluntary pay cut; so have eight City Council members. But Michael Linder at KABC AM-790 reports that members Richard Alarcon, Bernard Parks, Greig Smith, Tony Cardenas, Herb Wesson, Bill Rosendahl and Paul Krekorian — the new guy — have so far declined to cut their highest-in-the-nation salaries. Parks, of course, also takes home a substantial city pension for his years of employment by the police department. Linder says the subject will be the main topic on Peter Tilden's show at 7:05 a.m. on Thursday.
* Fixed: Yipes, it's Tony Cardenas, not Jose Huizar. The latter and his staff are taking furlough days.