Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles vowed last week to balance the city's budget by drastically reducing spending instead of increasing taxes.

The city is bracing for an estimated $100 million deficit in the current fiscal year and a projected $150 million deficit in fiscal 1993, which begins July 1. In an attempt to cut costs, officials have imposed a salary freeze on some city employees and a hiring freeze that left 2,000 jobs unfilled.

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