The council instructed “all departments and offices of the city, including elected offices, to expedite the elimination of 4,000 positions by any means necessary, including layoffs.” Under the council’s instruction, the positions must be identified within 45 days and scheduled for elimination as of July 1, the beginning of the next fiscal year.
Eliminating 4,000 positions does not necessarily mean 4,000 people will be put out on the street. Some workers may lose their current positions but be transferred to other departments and offices that do not draw salaries from the depleted general fund. SOURCE
Does this make any sense to anyone outside of California? Didn’t Obama say he had saved all these jobs?