LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles’ city administrative officer asked department heads to prepare contingency plans in case Congress fails to act and automatic spending cuts are triggered eliminating up to $115 million in federal funding to the city.

Los Angeles CAO Miguel Santana warned city leaders in a report sent to the city council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa that the loss of funding could increase the city’s already projected $216 million deficit for 2013-14.

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