Sat, Sep

Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti Lay Out Ideas for Fiscal Change

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti on Wednesday sought to highlight what they say are needed reforms in city government, an apparent response to criticism that they have avoided specifics on solving chronic budget problems.


Greuel said she would consider raising the retirement age for current city workers, along with other changes to the city's pension systems.

But she said she would seek changes only through collective bargaining, not by forcing new rules on workers. Consulting with both business and labor would help break the "paralysis" at City Hall and is a key difference between herself and Garcetti, Greuel said during an appearance at Cal State Northridge. (Read more here.)