The LA County Observer

Observations of a LA County Resident

How the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors spends their time and your tax dollars:

Written By: raconte - Jan• 21•12
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Every Tuesday (except for Holidays and Election Day) the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meet at the Hall of Administration located at 500 W. Temple Street in Los Angeles.  The meetings are scheduled to start at 9:30 in the morning, unless the preceding Monday is a holiday in which case the meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00 in the afternoon.

It has been my experience, as a consistent Board watcher, that the meetings rarely if ever start on time at 9:30.  Rather the meeting is likely to begin at 10:00, 10:30 or even later Thus my goal this year is to provide the good people of Los Angeles County a snapshot of how the Board spends its time at each meeting.  The form below breaks the Board down into three segments: Pomp and Pageantry (the time the Board spends on commendations, adjournments, and other puffery), The People’s Business (the time the Board spends on items affect and effect our lives) and Public Comment (the time when members of the Public may address the Board on items not on the agenda but under their purview).

Meeting Date: January 10, 2012 – Called to order at 09:52

Pomp and Pageantry 0 hours 42.62 minutes
The People’s Business 1 hours 20 minutes
Public Comment* 1 hours 5 minutes
   Total Length of Meeting 3 hours 57.49 minutes

*Public comment was combined with Item 12, so the time reflects the combined speaking time for both items.

Meeting Date: January 31, 2012

Pomp and Pageantry 0 hours 47.18 minutes
The People’s Business 0 hours 31.00 minutes
Public Comment* 0 hours 25.00 minutes
   Total Length of Meeting 1 hour 43.18 minutes

Meeting Date: February 14, 2012 – Meeting started at 09:48

Pomp and Pageantry 1 hours 05.50 minutes
The People’s Business 1 hours 50.15 minutes
Public Comment* 0 hours 10.16 minutes
   Total Length of Meeting 3 hours 06.21 minutes

Meeting Date: February 21, 2012 – Meeting started at 13:28

Pomp and Pageantry 0 hours 12.05 minutes
The People’s Business 0 hours 40.00 minutes
Public Comment* 0 hours 24.00 minutes
   Total Length of Meeting 1 hour 16.05 minutes

 

 

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