LA County ballot “Re-Imagine L.A. County” initiative, really defunding Sheriff’s office

(Los Angeles, CA) — The decision on whether Los Angeles County will spend millions more on social services is up to the voters now. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted to put the so-called “Re-Imagine L.A. County” initiative on the November ballot. Only Supervisor Kathryn Barger stood up to oppose it.  If passed, the county would have to start spending ten-percent of its funds on areas like mental health and housing. That’s about 400-million-dollars that officials would be banned from spending on law enforcement and jails. Sheriff Alex Villanueva says it’s just a covert way to defund the police.