Mandatory Spending

September 5, 2012

LA City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana Often Speaks Truth to Power

Los Angeles City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana talks about his role in finding solutions to the City's budget crisis, a problem rooted in structural deficits. Can the City of Los Angeles afford to lose or afford to keep the experienced and skilled employees capable of leading the City through the current financial storm?

July 17, 2012

League of Cities Executive Director Implies Recent String of Bankruptcies Is Not Rock Bottom

Chris McKenzie, Executive Director of the California League of Cities, discusses the specter of bankruptcy and the structural difficulties cities face in addressing their fiscal deficits.

April 2, 2013

Keith Comrie, Former Los Angeles CAO, Confirms that City's Fiscal Everest Has Deep Roots

Following a March TPR interview with Los Angeles Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santan, Keith Comrie, CAO from 1979 to 1999, provides context to the City's fiscal issues and path forward.

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