In a document dated March 18, 2011, City Adminstraive Officer, Miguel A. Santana recommends eliminating the Department of Cultural Affairs to save the City $10,708,000.
Please attend the Budget and Finance Committe Meeting, Monday, March 21, 9:00 am, City Hall, Room 340, Agenda Item 9.
Here’s an excerpt from “Current and Future Opportunities to Strengthen City Government” pages 95-98 (I recommended reading the rest of the 219 page document so you can see what else he is proposing to elimnate.) Continue reading →
Ever wish for a bigger place? Maybe an extra room for a home office or another bedroom for guests or family members or maybe you thought about going into business for yourself and need a prime location to execute your entrepreneurial dream.
Now’s your chance! The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the City Council and the Mayor is offering prime real estate for 4% of the going market rate. Yes, you can get a 16,700 square foot art gallery located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard with new solar panels and a new freight elevator. They’ll even throw in $14,000 a year just in case you have trouble paying the $1,169 a month rent on the place. Don’t forget the utilities are included.
Voice your thoughts on the City’s decision to partner out the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, the Junior Art Center, the Barnsdall Art Center, the Warner Grand Theater, the Madrid Theater, the Willam Grant Still Art Center, the Vision Theater, the Watts Towers Arts Center, and the Charles Mingus Youth Art Center as well as a 50% reduction in the Department of Cultural Affairs budget.
What: Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee Special Meeting When: Monday, March 22 at 10:00 am Where: City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street Details: Discussion of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ current budget, Department’s submittal for 2010-11 Budget, impact of the Early Retirement Incentive Program, possible restructuring of Department operations, and other related matters.
The Mayor of the City of Los Angeles is threatening to lay-off many workers, the number fluctuates daily. In addition, various Departments like the one On Disability is being threatened with elimination. There have been quite a few posts here about what is going on.
Since the Mayor can’t come up with any ideas other than laying workers off, privatizing municipal institutions, and hiking up parking tickets I think we should come up with our own budget cuts and pass them on to him. Continue reading →