Riordan suspends signature gathering on pension measure

Former mayor Richard Riordan and his Save Los Angeles group are shutting down the effort to place a pension reform measure on next spring's city of Los Angeles ballot. The group said that Riordan remains committed to the cause, but said the Dec. 28 deadline to gather signatures on petitions can't be met. They declared victory of a sort — people are talking about the issue more now. "I ask the mayor, the city council, and union heads to work with meover the next several months to save the city from bankruptcy and drastic cutrs to public services," Riordan said this morning in a statement.

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