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Supervisors boost county's share of arts official's salary
Supervisors boost county's share of arts official's salary

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to increase taxpayer outlays for a top local art official's compensation package, despite criticism that the move was "pension spiking." In a 3-2 vote, board members Tuesday increased the county's contribution toward the $190,000 annual salary of Laura Zucker, the executive director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Her agency, a quasi-independent entity, operates the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and oversees millions of dollars in arts grants. The move is expected to boost the county's contribution to Zucker's pay incrementally, reaching an additional $37,000 annually after three years. That would replace a portion of Zucker'...

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