A new era began Monday at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors with the end of the old guard and the inauguration of a generation of board members that is likely to accelerate a shift toward more liberal policies on a variety of issues.
Monday marked the inauguration of new board members Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger. With this, the five-member board will have four women and four Democrats.
They’ve already made clear some of their early priorities: confronting daunting issues like the county’s mammoth homelessness problem and protecting immigrant youth who feel threatened by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald...
"The county needs options that result in [serious and violent offenders] serving their full sentences," says L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.