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Measure to revise Prop. 13 begins signature drive

LOS ANGELES — The signature-gathering effort for a union-backed initiative that would result in higher property taxes for commercial and industrial property began in downtown Oct. 27. What supporters have dubbed the Schools and Communities First initiative would allow for annual unlimited reassessment of commercial and industrial properties to their fair market values. Under terms Read More…

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County to establish Probation Oversight Commission

LOS ANGELES — Following up on a promise made nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 1 to establish a Probation Oversight Commission with subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas first championed the probation watchdog to replace the longstanding Probation Commission. “Reforming the Probation Read More…

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Supervisors oppose federal efforts to limit food stamps

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted July 30 to oppose federal efforts to limit food stamp eligibility, which would affect an estimated 40,000 Los Angeles County residents. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the county’s congressional delegates. “The Trump administration is proposing callous Read More…