On Tuesday, the city's chief legislative analyst, Gerry F. Miller, said the number of layoffs needed to help balance the budget would be more like 1,761.
Of course, such a move wouldn't be popular with the city unions that have close ties to the mayor and City Council. But L.A. is facing a $492 million deficit July 1, when the new fiscal year kicks in.
-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us.