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Protests prompt L.A. County board to slow work on emergency radio plan
Protests prompt L.A. County board to slow work on emergency radio plan

Faced with protests from scores of firefighters and residents from across Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday decided to slow down work on a long-awaited, comprehensive emergency communications system.  Supervisors had been scheduled to instruct county officials to negotiate site agreements for more of the cell towers needed for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System.  Officials face a Sept. 30 deadline to complete a key part of the project or forfeit a chunk of the $154 million that the federal government is contributing to its construction. Instead, to the cheers of protesters who flocked to the board hearing room, supervisors...

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