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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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A post from Supervisor Yaroslavsky

On January 24th, Supervisor Yaroslavsky chose to post his response to the various news articles and public comments made regarding to both his now notorious motion and the many news articles published in response to the Board of Supervisor’s attempt to pass Supervisor Yaroslavsky’s motion.  His opening paragraph “For the past several weeks, a lot […]

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Response to Los Angeles Times article

Posted on the Los Angeles Times website: What a lively discussion this article has generated.  I’d like to respond to the many people who have suggested that we need to have term limits imposed on the Board of Supervisors — which we’ve already done.  In March 2002, we passed Measure B ( by more than […]

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Update – The Los Angeles media wakes up and reports on the LA County Board’s Attempt to Quash Public Input

Well, finally the assorted Los Angeles area newspapers have decided to weigh in on the LA County Board of Supervisors’ attempt to “limit” (I call it quash) public input at the weekly Board of Supervisors’ meetings.  The Los Angeles Daily News reported on Supervisor Yaroslavsky’s motion to “limit” public speech under the pretext of needing […]

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Los Angeles County Board moves to quash public’s right to address the Board

The recent proposal to limit public speaking at supervisors’ meetings put under review is just one more ludicrous action proposed by our not so illustrious LA County Board of Supervisors. I’ve monitored the Board for the past 12 years, and I’ve made a point to hold their feet to the fire when it comes to […]

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Welcome to The Los Angeles County Observer

Welcome to the Los Angeles County Observer where ordinary Los Angeles County citizens, such as you and I, will strive to bring transparency back to Los Angeles County government and hopefully these actions will in turn cause the five-member board of supervisors to regain respect for the Public that they are elected to serve and […]

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