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Providing the Best Legal Defense for Our Youth

A free and fair society, such as ours, has an obligation to protect its youth — even those accused of committing crimes. The right to competent legal counsel, regardless of ability to pay, is enshrined in our Constitution. Nevertheless, it remains elusive for many indigent youth in Los Angeles County, where the juvenile legal defense […]

Growing Urban Gardens

To increase the supply of fruits and vegetables in “food desert” communities, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance creating a tax incentive for urban farming. Under the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Ordinance, property owners in Los Angeles County’s unincorporated areas can get a discount on their property taxes – if they set aside a […]

USC President Honored

The Board of Supervisors honored University of Southern California President C.L. “Max” Nikias for his impressive list of achievements in his five years at the helm of one of the nation’s foremost universities. “Consider the $700 million USC Village Project – the largest economic redevelopment project in the history of South Los Angeles, providing housing […]

April 2016

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Equality in Juvenile Justice

  On a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl, the Board of Supervisors voted to look into reforming how Los Angeles County provides legal counsel to those in the juvenile justice system. When children and teenagers cannot afford an attorney, the County provides a public defender. If there is a conflict – such […]