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Amidst Budget Crisis, City Controller to Visit Downtown Neighborhood Council

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, April 12, 2010, at 11:22AM
City Controller Wendy Greuel

City Controller Wendy Greuel

With the City's budget deficit now estimated at $222 million and the Council deadlocked with the Department of Water and Power over a $73.5 million transfer, topics like potential bankruptcy have become all too common inside City Hall. The numbers change often enough to make one's head spin.

Those looking to get caught up may want to pay a visit to Tuesday's meeting of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, where City Controller Wendy Greuel will give a half hour presentation.

As the elected official in charge of audits and accounting, Greuel is in a better position than most to explain the current mess. Getting her to speak right at the epicenter of the budget crisis was a stroke of luck, though.

"A couple of months ago we had talked about having her come to one of the meetings," DLANC President Russell Brown explains. While Greuel was originally slated to discuss neighborhood council funding issues, the budget situation will instead be the night's primary topic. "I think that's actually much more significant," Brown says.

The presentation comes at the beginning of a full DLANC board meeting, and will start promptly at 6:30pm. Attendees are asked to arrive at the Palace Theatre (630 S. Broadway) by 6:15pm to allow Greuel the most time for her presentation.

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