Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, April 25, and here’s what’s happening across California:
What Garcetti didn’t mention
Last week at his State of the City speech, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti neglected to mention the more than $1.1 billion needed to pay for city employees’ pensions and healthcare after they retire. The cost of retiree benefits amounts to nearly 20% of the city’s general fund, which pays for basic city...