Glendale took it on the chin this week when governing bodies, combating these hard economic times, approved pared-down budgets that include layoffs and concessions.
Glendale Unified had to lay off 66 teachers as part of its new budget.
Employees at Glendale Community College may be asked to give up more of their incomes.
And the city adopted a budget tied to $3 million in employee union concessions that have yet to materialize — which portends more fiscal surgery in coming weeks.
But compared with some of our Southland neighbors, at least the pain hasn't come from massive amputations.
Take Maywood, which this week decided to lay off all municipal employees and outsource services to the neighboring city of Bell.