"The reality is is that more cuts are coming, the council needs to give us direction on what programs they no longer want to fund," said Santana.
And Santana says the long-term lease of city garages expected to help erase a $300-million deficit is in serious jeopardy.
"Close to $4 million that taxpayers are subsidizing for that program, now we want to transfer that loss in revenue to a private operator," said Santana.
Santana has suggested delaying or suspending police hiring -- not an idea that goes over with the mayor or police chief.
There may be a $10 million cut to the fire department budget.
And city employees could be forced to take 10 extra unpaid furlough days on top of the 26 days they currently have.
The economic recovery in Los Angeles if there is one, is very slow. Eyewitness News called the L.A. Personnel Department for information Friday. The office was closed because of furloughs
According to Santana, more layoffs and cutbacks are a certainty.