Los Angeles mayor, city workers to be furloughed during ‘fiscal emergency’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be among the more than 15,000 city workers to be hit with furloughs during an unprecedented fiscal emergency, he said Wednesday,

The LA City Council voted earlier Wednesday to declare the emergency and signed off plans for the furloughs as well as retirement buyouts for another roughly 1,280 employees, a local NBC affiliate reported.

“The furloughs apply to us as elected officials and to all civilian employees, including those who work in our office, so yes,” the mayor said during a news briefing when asked if he would also be furloughed.

“I donated two months of salary earlier this year during the pandemic, so about a sixth of my net income,” he went on.