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L.A. election: Why did the tax hike fail? Ben Welsh explains [Video]

March 7, 2013 | 11:46 am

Times Data Editor Ben Welsh will break down the data on Proposition A in a Google+ Hangout at noon.

Welsh will discuss a map that shows how the tax measure failed.

The sales tax was seen as a last-ditch attempt to help balance the city's budget without more reductions, which already have included slashing 5,300 positions and scaling back services ranging from sidewalk repairs to 911 rescue operations.

Now, more cuts are coming.

"Everything has to be put back on the table, from the size of the police force to the restoration of fire services to the paving of our streets," said the city's Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana.