The City Council voted 13-0 during its budget session today to keep replacing LAPD officers who leave, despite budget cuts that threaten layoffs elsewhere in the vast city workforce. The decision will maintain a force of 9,963 officers, says the Times. Mayor Villaraigosa had made keeping LAPD staffing hold steady a budget priority.
Quick accounting of City Hall personnel moves so far, from the LAT:
- Early retirements: 2,400
- Layoffs: 100
- Moved to proprietary departments: 300
- Possible layoffs still coming: 761