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LA County Seal

By Christina Villacorte, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 05/31/14, 9:53 PM PDT | Updated: 46 secs ago

Tuesday’s primary election for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to be among the most competitive in recent history.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Giant Los Angeles County needs more supervisors

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 – 12:00 am

Los Angeles County is home to more than a quarter of California’s population, and nearly 60 percent of its residents are Latino.

However, just one of the county’s five supervisors is Latino, and Gloria Molina was elected to the board 22 years ago only because the U.S. Justice Department interceded in redistricting and declared that not creating a Latino seat would violate the Voting Rights Act.

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DailyBulletin: Supervisors to vote on redistricting

Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer
Created: 09/26/2011 09:25:30 PM PDT

An overflow crowd is expected today as the Board of Supervisors tackles the once-a-decade task of redrawing Los Angeles County’s voting boundaries and decides whether to give Latinos more political clout.

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DailyBulletin: L.A. County supervisors differ on redistricting

Back to drawing board

Staff Reports
Created: 08/20/2011 08:28:05 PM PDT

Los Angeles County supervisors are confronted with numerous options for redrawing district boundaries, but they are increasingly unlikely to have the final say on the fate of the lines.

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DailyBulletin: County switches control

Supervisors to oversee 2 departments directly
Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer
Created: 05/17/2011 09:34:50 PM PDT

A month after one of his deputies sparked the anger of Los Angeles County supervisors by defying a direct order, the board voted Tuesday to seize authority over two troubled departments from county CEO Bill Fujioka.

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DailyBulletin: No service reductions in budget

L.A. County’s CEO unveils $23.3B plan
Christina Villacorte, Staff Writer
Created: 04/18/2011 09:00:40 PM PDT

Los Angeles County’s chief executive officer unveiled a $23.3 billion proposed budget Monday that closes a $221 million gap mostly through one-time solutions, while avoiding new furloughs or laying off county workers.

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DailyBulletin: County seeks to lock in funding

Tracy Garcia, Staff Writer
Created: 03/07/2011 10:04:28 PM PST

In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to shift certain state programs to local governments, Los Angeles County supervisors have voted to seek a state constitutional amendment to ensure a steady funding source for programs moved to local control.

Earlier this year, Brown proposed a series of “realignments” to cut costs, including making local governments responsible for state programs such as:

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DailyBulletin: Cuts may rise in L.A. County

$1.2B shortfall could up layoffs
Troy Anderson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/18/2010 10:06:15 PM PDT

Facing an additional loss of $1.2 billion in revenue based on the state’s latest budget forecast, Los Angeles County might have to lay off more workers than it had originally expected, two supervisors warned Tuesday.

Following a Board of Supervisors’ discussion Tuesday about the impact of the state’s revised $83.4 billion budget, Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Michael Antonovich said layoffs might be unavoidable.

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LATimes: L.A. County supervisors spend millions on pet projects

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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