This just went up on the PublicCEO blog:
Budget Deal Condemned by Cities and Counties
Almost as soon as a deal to close the stateâ€™s $25 billion shortfall was announced Monday evening, a call went out from local government to vote against the proposal when it comes to the Senate and Assembly floor on Thursday.
â€œIt is a Ponzi scheme that is fated to fall apart in the next few weeks and months,â€ said Chris McKenzie, executive director of the League of California Cities.
He urged city leaders to call their legislators and ask them to vote against the measure.
â€œCounties across the state must alert their legislative delegations that a vote for this budget that contains the array of destructive raids, cuts and borrowing is a vote for local government ruin,â€ said Paul McIntosh, executive director of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC).