The Los Angeles City Council passed a $6.9 billion budget Wednesday that filled a more than $300 million deficit, according to local press reports.
The city’s budget avoided laying off employees but made police and fire department cuts, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The budget cuts were less dramatic than in previous years when the city laid off thousands of workers and imposed furloughs. The budget still needs Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s signature, or veto.
“I will review their actions thoroughly and am confident that the ultimate resolution will serve the best interests of the people of Los Angeles,” the mayor said in a statement Wednesday.