Los Angeles County, California

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Los Angeles County is one of 58 counties in California. The county is the most populous county in the United States: figures from the California Department of Finance lists a July 1, 2010, estimate of 10,473,535.[1] The county seat is the city of Los Angeles, the largest city in California and the second-largest city in the United States (after New York City). The county's population is greater than the populations of 42 states. The county also has more residents than the 11 least-populous states in the country added together. It is home to more than 25% of all California residents.

Website evaluation

In 2011 Los Angeles earned a Sunny Awards for having a perfect website transparency score.

Main article: Evaluation of California county websites

This website was most recently evaluated on March 7, 2013.

The good

  • Budget
    • Current county budget is published.[2]
    • Budgets are archived to 1997.
  • Audit
    • County annual financial audit is posted.[3]
    • Audits are archived for at least three years.
  • Elected Officials
    • Contact information for county elected officials is posted.[4]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes and agendas are posted.[5]
    • Minutes are archived to 2003.[6]
  • Administration
    • The names and contact information on administrative officials is provided.[7]
  • Permits and Zoning
    • Building permits are available.[8]
    • Zoning information is published.[9]
  • Contract
    • Information on contracts, including open and awarded bids, is published.[10]
  • Public Records
  • Lobbying
    • Lobbying ordinance[12] and payments from lobbyist organizations[13] are provided
  • Taxes
    • Information on taxes is provided.[14]

The bad


Budget

The county operates on a fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending on June 30 of the next year. A recommended budget is presented to the Board of Supervisors by the Chief Executive Officer in April, and that form of the budget is adopted in June. The budget is then sent to the Auditor-Controller's Office, which calculates revenues and expenditures for the year, before the final budget sees Board review and is adopted in September or October.[15]

In November of 2010, the Public Works Financing Authority sold a combined $700 million in Build America and Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds. The bonds are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and over $156 billion have been sold thus far.[16]

Wasteful spending

A recent audit on the Los Angeles County's child welfare department found over $514,000 in "wasteful or inappropriate" charges to cellphones.[17] 1,400 of the department's 5000 phones were not used by employees, but were activated and accumulated charges of $330,000. The same department came under fire earlier in 2010 for purchasing $5.9 worth of portable computers that were put into storage or used as desktop computers instead.[17]

Stimulus

Los Angeles County maintains a website for tracking funds granted to the county through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[18] The county was awarded nearly $500 million in federal stimulus funds.

Elected officials

Los Angeles County is governed by a Board of Supervisors, as well as the city councils of the county's 88 different cities.

Board of Supervisors

The five-member Board of Supervisors, created by the state Legislature in 1852, is the governing body of the County of Los Angeles. The Board appoints all department heads other than the assessor, district attorney and sheriff, which are elective positions. As a subdivision of the state, the County is charged with providing numerous services that affect the lives of all residents, including law enforcement, property assessment, tax collection, public health protection, public social services, elections and flood control. There are 88 cities within the County, each with its own city council. All of the cities, in varying degrees, contract with the County to provide municipal services. The Board of Supervisors acts as the "city council" for unincorporated areas. There are separate governing boards for air quality, water, sanitation, transportation, and education.[19]

The five members of the board are:[19]

District Supervisor
District 1 Gloria Molina
District 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas
District 3 Zev Yaroslavsky
District 4 Don Knabe (Chairman)
District 5 Michael D. Antonovich

Each supervisor represents over 2 million people.

The five county supervisors drink water during board meetings out of water bottles with customized labels. An employee is paid $9.92 an hour to peel the labels off water bottles, print new labels that depict the county seal and affix those new labels to the water bottles.[20]

Other elected officials

Voters also elect the county's sheriff, assessor, and district attorney. They are elected by all voters in the county, and the positions have no term limits.[21]

Position Official
Sheriff Lee Baca
Assessor John R. Noguez
District Attorney Steve Cooley

Administrative officials

There are 37 administrative departments in the county, most reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. The county's administrative structure was redesigned in 2007, giving more supervising authority to the Chief Executive Officer.[22] The administrative organizational structure can be viewed here.

The 5 main departments are:[22]

Department Head
Department of Auditor-Controller Wendy L. Watanabe
Chief Executive Office William T. Fujioka
Chief Information Office Richard Sanchez
Human Resources Lisa M. Garrett
Internal Services Tom Tindall

Public employee salaries

Main article: Los Angeles County employee salaries

A recent investigation revealed that 199 public employees in the county collected more than $250,000 annually in total compensation. Most of the employees were physicians, but there were also a significant amount of emergency service personal and public officials.[23] In the past three years the top paid officials in the county received salary increase from 12 to 45 percent. Over 17,500 public employees are earning more than $100,000 annually in total compensation, and six making more than $400,000 annually.[24]

County supervisors pay

Los Angeles County has five supervisorial districts with 4 year terms. Supervisors' salary is $178,789 a year.[25]

District Name Term limit
1 Gloria Molina 2014
2 Mark Ridley-Thomas 2020
3 Zev Yaroslavsky 2014
4 Don Knabe 2016
5 Michael D. Antonovich 2016

City Manager pay

City managers make an average of $200,000 in taxable income. Taxable income includes the city manager's base salary and taxable components such as housing, car and cellphone allowances; bonuses; and cashed-out sick leave and vacation time. A report by the LA Times ranged from $106,600 in tiny Bradbury to about $315,000 in Santa Monica.[26] More than three quarters of the cities in Los Angeles County found the pay range between $160,000 to $263,000.[26]

LA County City Manager salaries
The following information is based on a report from the LA Times.

Other county positions and pay

The following includes other key county positions:[25]

Position Name Salary
Assessor John Noguez $190,901
District Attorney Steve Cooley $297,859
Sheriff Lee Baca $284,183

Information on Southern California employee salaries is available through the Contra Costa Times database.[27] Los Angeles County provided an Excel-format database of its more than 100,000 employees' compensation in October 2010 to the Bay Area News Group.[28]

Pensions

Main article: California public pensions

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) administers defined retirement plan benefits for Los Angeles County employees.[29]

According to LACERA, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy currently serving three years in prison for stealing over $400,000 in towing fees is currently collecting over $82,000 a year in pension benefits.[30]

Los Angeles County has almost completely neglected to fund retiree healthcare benefits for public-sector employees, according to a new report from a Civil Grand Jury, which in California investigates the county and municipal governments on an annual basis. The report Whoa! The State of Public Pensions In Los Angeles County found that at least 56 of L.A. County's 88 cities have not funded retiree healthcare at all. The Grand Jury states that the combined unfunded retiree healthcare liability for L.A. County and its cities is about $33.9 billion. With only $3.7 billion in combined assets, the retiree healthcare plans are only 10.8% funded. The largest portion of that liability — about 71 percent — is held by the L.A. County government, which has an unfunded benefit benefit obligation of $24 billion.[31]

Lobbying

Main article: California government sector lobbying

Federal lobbying

Los Angeles County spent $720,000 on lobbying the federal government the in 2010.[32]

State lobbying

For 2007 and 2008, Los Angeles County spent $5,818,581 on lobbying the California legislature.[33][34]

Subsidiary Amount
Los Angeles County $2,787,112
County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County $216,500
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office $516,011
Lost Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority $1,910,243
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department $388,715
TOTAL $5,818,581

Taxes

Los Angeles County collects a property tax through the Office of the Auditor-Controller.[35]

Transparency and public records

All departments are required to post letters and memos sent to three or more supervisors online. The county does not maintain a centralized public record keeping system. Rather, requests to view public records that are not immediately available are handled by the relevant departments and committees, as directed by the Public Affairs Office of the Chief Executive Office. All records must be made available within ten days of request, unless extended to fourteen days by a relevant department of committee head.[36]

Ballot measures

2015:

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Carson Raiders and Chargers Professional Football Stadium Zoning Initiative (2015) Approveda

June 2

See also: June 2, 2015 ballot measures in California

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Inglewood Hollywood Park Professional Football Stadium Initiative (June 2015) Approveda

March 10

See also: March 10, 2015 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure E: San Marino Unified School District Parcel Tax Continuation

March 3

See also: March 3, 2015 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure 1: City of Los Angeles New City Election Dates and Schedules Charter Amendment
Approveda Measure 2: City of Los Angeles LA Unified School District Election Date Alignment Charter Amendment
Defeatedd Measure O: City of Hermosa Beach E&B Oil Drilling and Production Project
Approveda Measure P: City of Paramount Utility Users Tax Increase
Defeatedd Measure B: City of Redondo Beach AES Power Plant Removal & Harbor Village Development Plan Initiative
Approveda Measure C: City of Bell Administrative Charter Amendments
Approveda Measure A: City of Cudahy Council Member Term Limits
Approveda Measure A: City of Azusa Transient Occupancy Tax (Hotel Tax) Increase
Defeatedd Measure A: City of La Habra Heights Ban on New Oil & Gas Wells and Fracking Initiative
Approveda Measure A: City of Cerritos Transient Occupancy Tax (Hotel Tax) Increase
Defeatedd Measure A: City of Carson Utility Users Tax


2014:

November 4

See also: November 4, 2014 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: Altadena Library District Special Parcel Tax
Defeatedd Measure AA: ABC Unified School District School Improvement Funding
Approveda Measure B: City of Norwalk Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure C: Compton Community College District Bond Issue
Defeatedd Measure BE: City of Redondo Beach Charter Amendment
Defeatedd Measure CM: City of Redondo Beach Charter Amendment
Approveda Measure CT: City of Redondo Beach Charter Amendment
Approveda Measure E: Los Nietos School District Bond Issue
Approveda Measure EE: Saugus Union School District Bond Issue
Approveda Measure LC: City of Santa Monica Airport Development Council-Referred Question
Defeatedd Measure D: City of Santa Monica Voter Approval of Airport Development Initiative
Approveda Measure FS: City of Santa Monica Rental Registration Fees
Defeatedd Measure H: City of Santa Monica Real Estate Transfer Tax
Approveda Measure HH: City of Santa Monica Real Estate Transfer Tax Advisory Question
Approveda Measure G: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Bond Issue
Defeatedd Meaure I: Fullerton Joint Union High School District Bond Issue
Defeatedd Measure J: North Orange County Community College District Bond Issue (also in parts of Orange County)
Approveda Measure K: City of Azusa School Improvement Funding Measure
Defeatedd Measure L: Snowline Joint Unified School District Bond Issue (also in parts of San Bernardino County)
Approveda Measure M: El Monte City School District Bond Issue
Approveda Measure N: Los Nietos School District Bond Issue
Approveda Measure O: City of Downey School Improvement Funding Measure
Defeatedd Measure P: Los Angeles County Parks and Recreational Facilities Special Parcel Tax
Defeatedd Measure PPL: City of Pomona Special Library Tax
Defeatedd Measure Q: Hermosa Beach City School District Bond Issue
Approveda Measure R: Malibu City Commercial Property Regulations
Approveda Measure RS: Rosemead School District Bond Issue
Defeatedd Measure S: City of Santa Clarita Advertisement Development
Approveda Measure T: Torrance Unified School District Bond Issue
Approveda Measure U: Torrance Unified School District Bond Issue
Approveda Measure V: City of Bassett School Improvement Funding Measure
Approveda Measure W: City of Claremont Bond Issue
Defeatedd Measure Y: City of Artesia Utility User Tax
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Santa Monica Bergamot Transit Village "Hines Project" Veto Referendum (November 2014)

June 3

See also: June 3, 2014 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure CC: Culver City Unified School District Bond Issue
Defeatedd Measure B: City of Downey Police and Fire Staffing Charter Amendment 14
Approveda Measure G: City of Glendale County Vacancy Appointment Election Date Question
Approveda Measure A: City of Monterey Park Zoning and Development Plan Ordinance
Defeatedd Measure U: City of Signal Hill "Taxpayers’ Right To Know and Vote" Initiative
Approveda Measure W: City of Whittier Equal Districts and City Council Terms Ordinance

April 8

See also: April 8, 2014 ballot measures in California

Approveda Proposition A: City of Long Beach Medical Marijuana Sales Tax
Defeatedd Measure UUT: City of Sierra Madre Utilities Tax Question

March 4

See also: March 4, 2014 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure LC: La Canada Unified School District parcel tax


2013:

Pending/possible

November 5

See also: November 5, 2013 ballot measures

Approveda Measure A: City of Hawthorne Mayor Term Length
Defeatedd Measure B: City of Hermosa Beach Postmidnight Business Hours
Approveda Measure W: Wiseburn Unified School District Formation
Approveda Measure S: City of Santa Fe Springs Oil Production Tax
Defeatedd Measure EM: City of El Monte Extension of Mayoral Term
Approveda Measure GG: City of El Monte Temporary City Services Preservation Tax
Defeatedd Measure RM: City of El Monte Rotating Mayor

July 2

See also: July 2, 2013 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure FF: City of Monterey Park Fire Department Consolidation

May 21

See also: May 21, 2013 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure C: City of Los Angeles Limits to Campaign Spending and Rights of Corporations
Approveda Measure D: City of Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation (referred by city council)
Defeatedd Measure E: City of Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation (initiative)
Defeatedd Measure F: City of Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation (initiative)

April 9

See also: April 9, 2013 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure K: City of Vernon Business License Tax Increase
Approveda Measure L: City of Vernon Parcel Tax on Commercial Properties
Approveda Measure M: City of Vernon Utility Users Tax
Defeatedd Measure S: City of Burbank Parcel Tax for Sewer/Refuse

April 2

See also: April 2, 2013 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure P: City of Inglewood Publication of Ordinances
Approveda Measure W: City of Inglewood Waiver of Reading

March 12

See also: March 12, 2013 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure R: San Marino Unified School District parcel tax
Approveda Measure S: South Pasadena Unified District parcel tax

March 5

See also: March 5, 2013 election in California

Approveda Measure BUSD-S: Burbank Unified School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure M: City of Carson Mayoral Selection
Approveda Measure C: City of West Hollywood Term Limits
Approveda Measure LHH-A: City of La Habra Heights Appropriations Limit
Defeatedd Proposition A: City of Los Angeles Sales Tax Increase
Approveda Proposition B: City of Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Plan
Approveda Measure LHH-B: City of La Habra Heights Oil and Gas Taxes
Approveda Measure MP-DD: City of Monterey Park Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure MP-EE: City of Monterey Park Term Limits
Defeatedd Measure RH-A: City of Rolling Hills Stable Zoning Ordinance
Approveda Measure RH-B: City of Rolling Hills "Protected View" Preservation Rules
Defeatedd Measure A: Redondo Beach Initiative to Retire the AES Power Plant
Approveda Measure SD-A: City of San Dimas Hotel Tax Increase


2012:

November 6

See also: November 6, 2012 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure A: County of Los Angeles Appointed County Assessor
Approveda Measure B: Los Angeles Porn Actors Required to Wear Condoms Act
Approveda Measure C: El Monte Use of Revenue from Measure H
Approveda Measure D: City of Downey Utility Taxes
Approveda Measure E: El Camino Community College District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure F: El Monte Rent Control on Mobile Homes
Approveda Measure G: Cerritos Community College District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure H: El Monte Soda Tax
Approveda Measure I: La Mirada Sales Tax Increase
Defeatedd Measure J: Los Angeles County Sales Tax for Transportation
Approveda Measure K: Lynwood Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure L: Lancaster Elementary School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure M: Artesia Business License Tax Increase
Approveda Measure N: City of Long Beach Minimum Wages for Hotel Workers
Defeatedd Measure O: City of Long Beach Change in City Election Dates
Approveda Measure P: City of Bellflower Utility User Tax
Approveda Measure Q: Redondo Beach Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure R: Rowland Unified School District bond proposition (also on ballot in parts of Orange County)
Approveda Measure S: Temple City Unified School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure T: Pomona City Council Members Elected At-Large
Defeatedd Measure U: Pomona Charter Revisions
Defeatedd Measure V: Pomona Hotel Tax Increase
Defeatedd Measure W: Pomona Real Property Transfer Tax Increase
Defeatedd Measure X: Pomona Library Parcel Tax
Approveda Measure Y: City of Culver City Sales Tax Increase
Approveda Measure Z: Whittier City Elementary School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure AA: City of Commerce Sales Tax Increase
Approveda Measure ALF: Sierra Madre Amendment of the Kensington Project
Approveda Measure BB: Bellflower Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure CC: Covina-Valley Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure CL: Local Classrooms Funding Authority (Centinela Valley Union area) parcel tax
Approveda Measure DD: Palmdale Elementary School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure EE: Little Lake City School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure ES: Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure GA: Santa Monica Rent Control Adjustments
Approveda Measure GG: Inglewood Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure HH: Santa Monica Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority parcel tax
Approveda Measure MM: Woodland Hills, Encino, and Tarzan Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority parcel tax
Approveda Measure QS: Castaic Union Elementary School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure TT: Little Lake City Elementary School District parcel tax
Defeatedd Measure WP: Westside Union Elementary School District parcel tax
Approveda Measure WR: Westside Union Elementary School District bond proposition
ApprovedaApprovedaApproveda Mario Hernandez, Maribel De La Torre, and Brenda Esqueda recall, San Fernando, California (2012)

September 18

See also: September 18, 2012 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure A: City of Vernon Utility Users Tax

June 5

See also: June 5, 2012 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: Pasadena Unified School District Formation of Geographic Subdistricts
Approveda Measure B: Compton Formation of City Council Districts
Approveda Measure CK: Sulphur Springs Union Elementary School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure CO: Charter Oak Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure H: County of Los Angeles Hotel Tax
Approveda Measure L: County of Los Angeles Landfill Tax

April 10

See also: April 10, 2012 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure 12-1: Sierra Madre Utility User Tax Increase
Defeatedd Measure 12-2: Sierra Madre Utility User Tax to Fund Paramedics
Defeatedd Measure A: City of Bradbury Utility User Tax
Approveda Measure D: City of Arcadia Hotel Taxes
Defeatedd Measure P: El Segundo Transfer of Fire Protection Service to Los Angeles County Ordinance
Approveda Measure X: Culver City Hotel Tax Increase

March 13

See also: March 13, 2012 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: Arcadia Unified School District parcel tax


2011:

November 22

See also: November 22, 2011 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure E: Vernon Housing Commission Requirement
Approveda Measure F: Vernon Independent Reform Monitor
Approveda Measure G: Vernon Vacancies Filled by Special Elections
Approveda Measure H: Vernon Prohibition on City Council Members Increasing Their Own Compensation
Approveda Measure I: Vernon Use of Revenue from the Light and Power Fund
Approveda Measure J: Vernon Open and Competitive Bidding Process

November 8

See also: November 8, 2011 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: Vernon City Council Term Limits
Approveda Measure B: Vernon Prevailing Wages Paid on City Works Projects
Approveda Measure C: Vernon End the Mandate of At-Will Employment of City Employees
Approveda Measure D: Vernon Eliminate Restrictions on City Administrator's Employment
Defeatedd Measure C: City of Maywood Appointed City Clerk
Approveda Measure E: Newhall School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure I: Las Virgenes Unified School District parcel tax (also on ballot in Ventura County)
Approveda Measure M: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District parcel tax
Approveda Measure N: Hermosa Beach Business License Tax Simplification
Approveda Measure O: Montebello Competitive Bidding Process for Solid Waste Hauling Services
Approveda Measure P: San Marino City Council term limits
Defeatedd Measure Q: Hermosa Beach Business Tax
Approveda Measure S: San Marino Parcel Tax for Public Safety
Defeatedd Measure T: City of Maywood Appointed City Treasurer
Approveda Measure UT: South Pasadena Utility Users Tax

April 5

See also: April 5, 2011 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure S: Glendale Unified School District bond proposition

March 8

Website logo of the "Tax Billboard Act" campaign
See also: March 8, 2011 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure 2P: City of Beverly Hills Two Hours of Free Parking Initiative
Defeatedd Measure 3P: City of Beverly Hills Three Hours of Free Parking for Residents
Defeatedd Measure O: City of Beverly Hills Tax on Oil and Natural Gas
Approveda Measure A: City of Commerce Term Limits
Approveda Measure G: City of Los Angeles Pension Reform
Approveda Measure H: City of Los Angeles Restriction on Campaign Contributions from City Contractors
Approveda Measure I: City of Los Angeles DWP Ratepayer Advocate
Approveda Measure J: City of Los Angeles DWP Revenue Transfers and Budget Deadline
Approveda Measure L: City of Los Angeles Reassignment of Funds for Library System
Approveda Measure M: City of Los Angeles Tax on Medical Marijuana
Approveda Measure N: City of Los Angeles Public Funding of Campaigns
Defeatedd Measure O: City of Los Angeles Tax on Oil Companies
Approveda Measure P: City of Los Angeles Emergency Reserve and Budget Stabilization Fund
Approveda Measure Q: City of Los Angeles Civil Service Hiring Rule Changes
Approveda Measure BB: City of Monterey Park Trash-Hauling Ordinance
Defeatedd Measure RPV-C: City of Rancho Palos Verdes Adoption of a City Charter
Defeatedd Measure WH-A: City of West Hollywood Billboard Taxes and Regulation
Approveda City of Bell: Oscar Hernandez recall
Approveda City of Bell: Teresa Jacobo recall
Approveda City of Bell: Luis Artiga recall
Approveda City of Bell: George Mirabal recall

January 25

See also: January 25, 2011 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: Referendum on the Azusa Rock Quarry Approval


2010:

November 2

See also: November 2, 2010 election in California

Defeatedd Measure A: City of Bellflower Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure B: City of Long Beach Tax on Recreational Marijuana
Approveda Measure C: City of Long Beach Veteran's Preference
Approveda Measure D: City of Long Beach Harbor Department and Oil Properties
Approveda Measure E: Duarte Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure G: City of Redondo Beach Harbor Zoning
Defeatedd Measure H: Carson City Sales Tax
Defeatedd Measure L: Lynwood Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure M: City of La Puente Marijuana Business License Tax
Approveda Measure N: City of La Puente Medical Marijuana Business License Tax
Defeatedd Measure O: City of El Segundo Utility Users Tax
Defeatedd Measure P: City of Rancho Palos Verdes Improvement of Marymount College
Approveda Measure R: City of South El Monte Sales Tax
Approveda Measure S: City of Santa Fe Springs Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure Y: City of Santa Monica Sales Tax Increase
Approveda Measure YY: Santa Monica Sales Tax Proceeds for Schools Advisory Question
Approveda Measure AA: Wiseburn School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure CL: Claremont Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure CV: Centinela Valley Union High School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure EE: El Rancho Unified School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure GG: City of Long Beach Civil Service Reform
Approveda Measure RR: City of Santa Monica Eviction for Cause
Defeatedd Measure SP: City of Pomona Utility Users Tax
Defeatedd Measure SS: Pomona Unified School District parcel tax

August 31

See also: August 31, 2010 ballot measures in California

June 8

See also: June 8, 2010 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure A: Torrance Change in Election Schedule
Defeatedd Measure AA: Lynwood Unified School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure CS: Inglewood Civil Service Positions
Defeatedd Measure E: Los Angeles Unified School District parcel tax

May 25

See also: May 25, 2010 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure A: Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Schools parcel tax

May 4

See also: May 4, 2010 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure CC: Pasadena Unified School District parcel tax

April 13

See also: April 13, 2010 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure M: City of El Segundo Utility Tax
Approveda Measure N: City of El Segundo Business License Tax
Approveda Measure C: City of Lancaster Home Rule Charter
Approveda Measure I: City of Lancaster Invocation Policy
Approveda Measure M: City of Lancaster Length of Mayoral Term
Approveda Measure ED: City of Sierra Madre Eminent Domain

February 23

See also: February 23, 2010 ballot measures in California

Approveda City of Montebello: Kathy Salazar recall
Approveda City of Montebello: Robert Urteaga recall


2009:

November 3

See also: November 3, 2009 ballot measures in California
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Approveda Measure A: Santa Clarita Annexation Vote
Defeatedd Measure B: Santa Clarita Annexation Vote
Approveda Measure C: Santa Clarita Annexation Vote
Defeatedd Measure D: City of West Covina Election of City Council Members
Defeatedd Measure E: City of Huntington Park Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure L: City of South Pasadena Library Tax
Approveda Measure M: City of Montebello Police and Fire Services
Defeatedd Measure P: City of El Monte City Council Reorganization
Approveda Measure S: City of Artesia Hotel Tax
Approveda Measure T: City of Irwindale Hotel Tax
Defeatedd Measure T: Long Beach Unified School District parcel tax
Approveda Measure U: City of Irwindale Utility Users Tax
Defeatedd Measure Y: City of Artesia Business Tax
Approveda Measure CH: City of Palmdale Adoption of a City Charter
Approveda Measure EE: Culver City Unified School District parcel tax
Defeatedd Measure MS: Annexation of City of Maywood properties by LAUSD
Defeatedd Measure PC: City of Pomona Utility Users Tax
Defeatedd Measure RR: City of El Monte Prohibition on Overnight Street Parking
Approveda Measure SC: City of Maywood Alternate LAUSD School Site Selection
Approveda Measure SE: City of South El Monte Mayoral Terms
Defeatedd Measure TOT: City of Rancho Palos Verdes Hotel Tax
Approveda Measure TR: City of Pico Rivera Utility Users Tax
Defeatedd Measure UU: City of Redondo Beach Utility Users Tax
Approveda West Valley County Water District: John Gaglione recall

June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

June 30:

See also: June 30, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure LC: La Canada Unified School District parcel tax
Defeatedd Measure E: Rowland Unified School District parcel tax (also on the ballot in parts of Orange County)

June 23:

See also: June 23, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure V: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District parcel tax

June 16:

See also: June 16, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure S: South Pasadena Unified School District parcel tax

June 9:

See also: June 9, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: City of Arcadia Utility Users Tax

June 2:

See also: June 2, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: City of Vernon Election Procedures
Defeatedd Measure E: City of Compton Change in Election Dates
Defeatedd Measure P: City of Compton Increase of City Council Districts

May 19

See also: May 19, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: City of Palmdale Hotel Tax
Approveda Measure A: City of Palmdale Repeal of Term Limits

May 5

See also: May 5, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure E: San Marino Unified School District parcel tax

April 21

April 21, 2009 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure F: City of Compton Fireworks Ban
Approveda Measure L: City of Compton Charter Amendments

March 3

See also March 3, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: City of Bellflower Utility User Tax
Defeatedd Measure P: City of Beverly Hills Business License Tax
Approveda Measure C: City of Carson Utility User Tax
Approveda Measure A: City of Gardena Utility User Tax
Approveda Measure C: City of Glendora Retail Areas Use Plan
Approveda Measure G: City of La Habra Heights Appropriations Limit
Approveda Measure A: City of La Mirada hotel tax
Approveda Proposition A: City of Los Angeles Fire Department Independent Assessor
Defeatedd Proposition B: City of Los Angeles Solar Panels
Approveda Proposition C: City of Los Angeles Disabled Children Benefits
Approveda Proposition D: City of Los Angeles Survivor Benefit Program
Defeatedd Proposition E: City of Los Angeles Economic Incentives for Business
Approveda Measure A: City of Redondo Beach Utility User Tax
Defeatedd Measure A: City of San Gabriel Appointed Clerk and Treasurer
Approveda Measure C: City of San Marino Term Limits (Advisory)

January 13

See also: January 13, 2009 ballot measures in California

Approveda City of San Fernando: Jose Hernandez recall
Approveda City of San Fernando: Julie Ruelas recall


2008:

November 4

See also November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure A: City of Los Angeles parcel tax
Approveda Measure B: City of Los Angeles Low Rent Housing Authorization
Approveda Measure C: City of Lynwood Term Limits
Approveda Measure D: El Monte Union High School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure E: Beverly Hills Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure G: City of Long Beach Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure H: City of Beverly Hills Location of Proposed Hilton Hotel
Defeatedd Measure I: City of Long Beach parcel tax
Approveda Measure J: Los Angeles Community College District bond proposition
Approveda Measure K: Long Beach Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure L: City of Lakewood Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure M: El Segundo Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure O: Rosemead Elementary School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure P: City of Pico Rivera Sales Tax Increase
Approveda Measure Q: Los Angeles Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure R: County of Los Angeles Sales Tax
Approveda Measure S: Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Ban on Automatic Water Softeners
Defeatedd Measure T: City of Santa Monica Commercial Development Limits
Approveda Measure U: Unincorporated Areas of the County of Los Angeles Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure V: City of Hawthorne Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure W: Whittier Union High School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure Y: Torrance Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure Z: Torrance Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure AA: Santa Monica Community College District bond proposition
Approveda Measure AB: Bonita Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure BB: Manhattan Beach Unified School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure CC: City of Rosemead City Charter and Term Limits
Approveda Measure CF: Acton-Agua Dulce School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure CV: Centinela Valley Union High School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure DD: City of Redondo Beach Slow Growth Initiative
Approveda Measure EE: City of Redondo Voter Approval of Zoning Changes
Approveda Measure GG: City of El Monte Sales Tax Increase
Approveda Measure HH: City of Lynwood Utility Users Tax (advisory)
Approveda Measure II: City of Lynwood Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure JJ: Victor Valley Community College District bond proposition
Approveda Measure KC: El Monte City Elementary School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure MC: City of Maywood Sales Tax
Approveda Measure MM: Alhambra Unified School District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure PC: City of Pomona Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure PS: Pomona Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure RR: Mount San Antonio Community College District bond proposition
Approveda Measure SA: William S. Hart Union High School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure SG: City of San Gabriel Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure SM: City of Santa Monica Telecommunications Tax
Approveda Measure SP: City of South Pasadena Revelopment Plan
Approveda Measure TT: Pasadena Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure UUT: City of Inglewood Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure WS: Westside Union Elementary School District bond proposition

June 3

See also June 3, 2008 ballot measures in California

Defeatedd Measure A: Centinela Valley Union High School parcel tax
Approveda Measure C: City of Covina Utility Users Tax
Defeatedd Measure E: Hermosa Beach City School District parcel tax
Approveda Measure H: Hawthorne Elementary School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure M: Los Nietos School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure P: City of South Gate Sales Tax Increase
Approveda Measure T: City of Torrance Utility Users Tax

April 8

See also: April 8, 2008 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: City of Lancaster 2009 Election Consolidation
Approveda Measure B: City of Lancaster 2011 Election Consolidation
Approveda Measure A: City of Lawndale Community Center
Approveda Measure D: Malibu Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure E: Malibu View Maintenance Act
Defeatedd Measure P: Sierra Madre Police Benefits Act
Approveda Measure U: Sierra Madre Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure UA: Sierra Madre Utility Users Tax (Advisory)
Defeatedd Measure Z: City of Avalon Admissions Tax
Approveda Measure W: Culver City Utility Users Tax

February 5

See also February 5, 2008 ballot measures in California

Approveda Measure A: San Gabriel Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure B: Huntington Park Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure C: Redondo Beach Unified School District bond proposition
Approveda Measure D: City of Pasadena Utility Users Tax
Approveda Measure E: Long Beach Community College District bond proposition
Defeatedd Measure F: City of Inglewood Fireworks Prohibition
Defeatedd Measure G: City of Downey Term Limits
Approveda Measure R: Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District parcel tax
Approveda Measure S: City of Los Angeles Communications Users Tax
Defeatedd Measure V: Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District bond proposition


2007:

November 7

See also November 7, 2006 ballot measures in California

Approveda Proposition R: City of Los Angeles Term Limits
Approveda Measure Y: City of San Gabriel Marijuana Enforcement Priorities

March 2

See also: March 2, 2004 ballot measures in California
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  16. Bloomberg News, L.A. County May Pay `Punitive Yield' as Bond Issues Rebound: Muni Credit, Nov. 7, 2010
  17. 17.0 17.1 LA Times, L.A. County's child welfare agency wastes $514,000 on cellphones, audit finds, Dec. 22, 2010
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  20. Los Angeles Times, "L.A. County supervisors sip from customized water bottles," March 31, 2009
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  23. LA Times, 199 L.A. County workers made at least $250,000 last year, Oct. 5, 2010
  24. Whittier Daily News, L.A. County workers see major pay increases, Oct 31, 2010
  25. 25.0 25.1 Los Angeles County - Salary and tenure
  26. 26.0 26.1 LA Times, Comparing city managers' pay in L.A. County, Aug. 8, 2010
  27. 2009 Public Employee Salaries, Southern California, Contra Costa Times
  28. FOIA to LA County, March 9, 2011
  29. LACERA
  30. "San Gabriel Valley Tribune," L.A. County sheriff's deputy collects $82,000 a year pension from behind prison bars, June 23, 2011
  31. Business Insider, WHOA! 56 L.A. County Cities Have No Money To Pay For Retiree Healthcare, July 7, 2011
  32. Los Angeles County on Open Secrets, 2010
  33. Sacramento Bee, "Local government lobbying costs soar in California," February 10, 2009
  34. State-Level Lobbying and Taxpayers: How Much Do We Really Know?, Pacific Research Institute
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