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Candidates for the 5th District are “duking it out”

The LA Times may have endorsed Najarian for the 5th District, but my money is on Barger to be the one elected to fill the soon to be vacant 5th District seat. As a long time county observer I strongly feel that we need some institutional memory on the Board, and its apparent to me […]

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Flawed Pasadena process still gets good results — maybe not

The following – http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinion/20150616/flawed-pasadena-city-hall-selection-process-yields-a-good-result-larry-wilson – was a Pasadena Star News opinion piece regarding the recent selection process used to fill the then vacant District 7 seat. And though Wilson felt the process was flawed he concluded that it still yielded good results – this Pasadena resident couldn’t disagree more. So what follows is my letter […]

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CD-14 Debate — and the winner is . . .

Gloria Molina! In case you missed it Cal State LA was the place to be to hear the four contenders for the Los Angeles City Council District 14 seat. The contenders in alphabetical order were Mario Chávez, Nadine Diaz, José Huízar (the incumbent), and Gloria Molina. Yours truly attended primarily to show my support for […]

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State of California orders LA Care to “cease and desist”. . .

On July 13, 2012 the State of California Health and Human Services Agency Department of Managed Health Care issues LA Care, a quasi-governmental agency of Los Angeles County, a cease and desist order.  California Watch first reported this in their August 6. 2012 Daily Report, they reported that 12 “cease and desist” orders had been […]

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The Los Angeles Times speaks about “Term Limits” for Board of Supervisors

Jim Newton writes about the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors attempt to extend term limits from 3 consecutive four year terms to 5 consecutive four year terms.  Read it here

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What is the Board thinking?

In 2002, the voters of Los Angeles County passed Measure B which set term limits on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, by a whopping 63% — a mandate if there ever was one and yet on Tuesday, July 24th the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are contemplating an ordinance that flies in […]

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Did the LA County Board of Supervisors violated the Brown Act (con’t)

On June 19th the Board of Supervisors met to “nominate” a temporary replacement for the beleaguered LA County Assessor John Noguez who is currently under investigation by the LA County District Attorney.  Supposedly this discussion and action was taken under item 71 of the posted June 19th agenda, so imagine the surprise of many of […]

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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and their penchant for secrecy

Slowly, but surely others in the media are calling attention to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ penchant for secrecy.  You can find an excellent column on this very subject written by Ron Kaye in the February 26th (Sunday) edition of the Pasadena Sun.  You can read his entire column “L.A. County is too […]

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LA County Board of Supervisors sued for Brown Act Violation

The LA County Board of Supervisors violated the Brown Act in September 2011 so says the LA County District Attorney.  The LA County DA cited the Board for failing to allow the public to attend a meeting with Gov. Brown that had been called to discuss the county’s new responsibility to deal with felons.  Realignment […]

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L.A.’s closed-door supervisors

Though I’m pleased that our DA’s office found that the Board of Supervisors had indeed violated the Brown Act in September 2011, however I’m disappointed that they only received a “slap-on” the wrist.  Let’s not forget that the Board was also found to have violated the Brown Act in 2004 when in closed session they […]

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