• Measure FD Mar 4, 2020

    Fire Department Funding Ballot Measure Falling Short in LA County Election

    A measure to provide additional funding to the county Fire Department through a parcel tax was falling short in Tuesday’s primary election. One of two ballot measures in LA County, Measure FD, would have established a 6-cents-per-square-foot parcel tax to pay for more county firefighters and upgrade fire equipment. The measure was backed by a slight majority of voters,...

  • Decision 2020 Mar 3, 2020

    Voters to Decide on Sheriff's Oversight, Fire Funding

    Los Angeles County voters will weigh in on a pair of measures on Tuesday’s ballot — changes to county code that would grant subpoena power to a watchdog civilian commission and a parcel tax to provide funding for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Measure R, or the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Ordinance, would give the panel the authority to…

  • Decision 2020 Mar 3, 2020

    What Is Measure R?

    NBCLA Investigative Reporter Eric Leonard explains Measure R, also known as the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Ordinance. Voters will weigh in on the measure on the Tuesday, March 3, 2020, ballot.

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