Closing The Budget Deficit By Touching The Public’s Nerve

The City of Los Angeles has to find a way to cover a $406 Million dollar budget deficit. Today, we are going to look at two ways the city will attack the problem. One is by slashing the city library budget, cutting $2 Million dollars from it's book buying funds and eliminating jobs. Another solution is to sell naming rights to everything from small parks to golf courses to the Greek Theatre and even the L.A. Zoo.



  • Jack Kyser - Founding Economist, LAEDC's Kyser Center for Economic Research
  • Kim Cooper - Local writer and historian; Co-founder,
  • Joseph Mailander - writer and blogger


Katie Cooper