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May 18, 2010 1:55 AM

LA City Council votes to cut 761 jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to cut 761 jobs while continuing to seek concessions from the city employees' unions.

The council voted 11-4 Monday to cut childcare workers'
positions, shorten library hours, increase the cost of parking tickets and institute 26 furlough days for city workers.

The council rejected a proposal for closing an animal shelter in the San Fernando Valley and it preserved $1.3 million in funding that was scheduled to be cut from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang program.

The cuts are scheduled to go into effect July 1.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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