PPOA is seeking active and/or retired members and/or your family and friends willing to address the LA County Board of Supervisors regarding an important public safety matter.
Background: On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Supervisors Solis and Kuehl presented a motion seeking to “redistribute” at least 10% of County funding away from public safety through a ballot measure presented to the voters in November of 2020. Make no mistake: this measure, if passed would significantly cut public safety resources for the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s Office, and County Probation and put the safety of community members at risk.
This ballot measure will ultimately require the voters to decide whether to endorse a reconfiguration of allocations for LA County budget priorities, which would represent a potential defunding of public safety of “at least 10%.” These funds would then be reallocated to “address racial injustice, over-reliance on law enforcement interventions, limited economic opportunity, health disparities, and housing instability.”
PPOA is asking for help at the Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow, July 28, 2020. We are looking for anyone willing to telephonically address the Board of Supervisors during public comment with a 1-2 minute statement against this motion.
If you are interested in helping with a few words to help defend our communities and protect our jobs, please contact Greg Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org), for additional information. For those uncomfortable with preparing speeches, PPOA will gladly prepare a 1-2 minute statement that can simply read on the phone during “Public Comments” at the meeting. “Comments” are allowed for a one-hour block of time and will be taken at the virtual Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow (July 28, 2020) from approximately 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.