From chauffeurs to charities to parties, the five-member board hands out money from its discretionary accounts with little oversight.
By Garrett Therolf
March 10, 2010 | 5:40 p.m.
As Los Angeles County supervisors prepare to carve deeply into everything from public safety to social services, they also are spending millions in taxpayer dollars to burnish their public images, pay for chauffeurs, hold parties for friends and lobbyists and support pet projects.
Each supervisor receives $3.4 million a year to spend as he or she sees fit, without any public vote or scrutiny.
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