LA County votes to move forward with measure to redistribute law enforcement funds

The Board of Supervisors has voted 4-1 on Tuesday to draft a charter amendment for the November ballot that would require that a minimum of 10% of L.A. County's unrestricted general funds be spent on direct community investment and alternatives to incarceration.

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The measure passed after a contentious debate and opposition from the county's CEO, who said it would hamstring future boards, as well as dissent by Supervisor Kathryn Barger.  

The motion instructs the County CEO and County Counsel to draft an ordinance to get this on the November ballot.

This will be voted on at next Tuesday's meeting on July 28.

CEO and Counsel expressed budgetary and legal concerns.

Barger said this was rushed and not vetted.

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