05-17-2010, 12:40 PM
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a measure barring city workers for traveling to Arizona on official business and also banning the city from contracting with Arizona businesses. Some contracts for key infrastructure items are not affected, but the LA Times estimates that the vote will cost Arizona upwards of $8 million per year. The biggest contracts not affected are those involving the airport and sea port. But the civilian panels overseeing them are considering canceling contracts worth $26 million. On Monday, Boulder, Colorado will vote on a similar measure. San Jose votes next month.