City Furloughs Spare LAPD, While Raises Move Forward as Planned
The cuts, now delayed until January 2021 pending ongoing labor negotiations, will cause city workers to lose one day of pay per pay-period in order to save the City $21.4 million. (Down from an estimated $104 million in savings under the initial September 2 furlough motion.) As the economic fallout of COVID-19 deepens, corresponding reductions in municipal services are predicted by City Administrative Officer Rich Llewellyn, and the Mayor isn’t ruling out staff layoffs altogether. There are a handful of departments exempted from future furloughs, (sanitation workers, librarians, and firefighters), however, most notably the LAPD.