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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…

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Supervisors commit to spending $259 million on homeless

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a wide-ranging set of recommendations June 13 to combat homelessness, committing to spend nearly $259 million over the next 12 months. Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai said the county’s plan will move 45,000 families and individuals into permanent housing over the next five years Read More…