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Downey council considers changes in public comments

DOWNEY — The City Council May 14 agreed that public comments at council meetings are important, but clashed on when those comments should be made. They directed Assistant City Manager John Oskoui to return at the next meeting with a public comment schedule which might satisfy the majority. Currently, all public comments are allowed near Read More…

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Contract cities voice concerns about new sheriff

LOS ANGELES — As County Sheriff Alex Villanueva faces a crisis over his decision to hire back troubled deputies and his challenging of some policing reforms, he is getting pushback from some leaders in the cities his department patrols under contract. Those cities collectively paid $310 million to the Sheriff’s Department this past year and Read More…