Friday, February 18, 2011

Stop Congress from Cutting LA Senior, Jobs, Transportation and Other Key Services

Following City Council action on a motion I authored, the City of Los Angeles is now officially opposed to H.R. 1, a bill in the House of Representatives that would gut critical Los Angeles jobs, senior, transportation, environmental and other services.

In these tough budget times, government must be smart and strategic about how we use taxpayer dollars. The cuts proposed in H.R. 1 are not prudent because they would result in closed seniors centers, more congested roads, and increased emergency response times.

The fiscally-sound and fair course is to invest in services that help put people to work, keep our neighborhoods safe, and revitalize our economy.

H.R. 1 simply goes too far.