Long Beach lays off all nonessential part-time employees

New reports suggest Long Beach could soon declare a fiscal emergency.
Long Beach officials say the city's general fund balance faces a deficit of $14.6 million.
The city says it will lay-off all nonessential part-time employees by the end of the day Wednesday.
A hiring freeze went into effect Monday.
City officials blame years of financial mismanagement that they say was worsened by the ongoing pandemic.