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Supervisors delay budget action on downtown jail

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted June 24 to pull back some funding for a widely criticized downtown mental health jail, but stopped short of canceling work related to the project. During a meeting to finalize the 2019-20 county budget, Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai made a last-minute recommendation to allocate just Read More…

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Overtime costs lead to Sheriff’s Dept. budget deficit

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is running a projected $40 million budget deficit and using dollars allocated for services, supplies and equipment to pay out an estimated $142 million in unbudgeted overtime, according to a report presented to the Board of Supervisors April 10. Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai told the Read More…

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County seeks cooperation on homeless

LOS ANGELES — Elected officials and housing advocates from across Los Angeles County have reinforced their commitment to working together to solve the problem of homelessness, even as communities push back against development in their own backyards. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined Los Angeles City Councilmen Jose Huizar and Marqueece Harris-Dawson Aug. 22 on the steps Read More…