Because California voters reduced penalties for a number of drug and theft crimes by passing Prop. 47, Los Angeles City Atty.
In reaction, Feuer said he needed eight new attorneys and seven legal clerks, at a cost of more than $430,000 for the rest of the budget year and $875,000 annually in the future.
A council committee approved funding Monday for the office to hire the added employees for the rest of the budget year. If approved by the full council, the new employees would begin work in January.
At the urging of Councilman