Readers' Representative Journal

A conversation on newsroom ethics and standards

« Previous Post | Readers' Representative Journal Home | Next Post »

Friday: Chat with City Hall reporter Phil Willon

April 8, 2010 |  1:58 pm

Phil_willon L.A. City Hall reporter Phil Willon will be chatting with readers about the city's budget turmoil and the drastic steps Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has proposed, including shutting down city services two days a week.

As Willon and colleagues Maeve Reston and David Zahniser have reported, a key piece of the budget puzzle is $73.5 million that the City Council wants the DWP to turn over, but which the agency has refused to do. 

What do you think: Should the DWP turn over the money? Is closing down city agencies two days a week the right thing to do? Would the mayor and council actually take such a step, or is it political posturing?

Come back to at 11 a.m. Friday to ask Willon your questions.

Photo: Phil Willon - Credit: Los Angeles Times