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The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis to help residents in the county’s unincorporated areas purchase home security systems with video doorbells which alerts the customer’s smart device when activated.

Some L.A. County cities including Arcadia, Duarte, Monterey Park, Commerce, La Canada-Flintridge, and Temple City have successfully created innovative partnerships with Ring Home Security with subsidies for customers.

“With the recent surge in break-ins and the increasing need for law enforcement patrol, these public-private partnerships have track record of successfully reducing residential burglaries by more than 50 percent,” said Supervisor Barger. LAPD Captain Vito Palazzolo reports that their partnership with Ring resulted in a “55 percent drop in burglaries in the second half of 2015.” “This security technology can also serve as an investigative tool when criminal activity is caught by the cameras.”

The motion directs the Sheriff and the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs to engage affected local municipalities and Ring Smart Home Security to explore how the County can adopt a similar model for the county’s unincorporated areas, and report back to the Board in 90 days with their findings.

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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
Monday, Oct 14, 2019
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