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Vote gives more power to LA County Board of Supervisors, less to CEO




Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas speaks during a press conference on Friday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Grand Park.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas speaks during a press conference on Friday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Grand Park.
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The five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors controls a budget of $27 billion and a staff of 100,000. But a recent vote could give the supervisors even more control over the vast government agency.

Raphe Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., explained more about what this means for residents.