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City Deficit On Villaraigosa’s Mind During Prayer Breakfast

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(credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) — The unemployed, hungry and needy in Los Angeles are the focus during the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Saturday morning.

“We’ll be praying today for the wisdom to make the tough decisions and importantly, for provide the safety net for so many people, including our immigrants,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz.

With the city’s budget deficit continuing to fill his plate, the Mayor says there’s a way to bite into it.

“If everybody took a 10 percent cut that would be a reduction in our deficit of $320 million. We could get through this without any cuts in services for the most part.”

“My hope is to sit down and try to really come to a meeting of the minds. That’s my hope anyway. And I’m praying for that today as well,” he added.

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