An effort to investigate ways to remove Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva from office was delayed on Tuesday, Oct. 27, after its main sponsor on the Board of Supervisors offered to give more time to his colleagues to weigh it. The commission claims it was granted this power by the passage of Measure R and by the Board of Supervisors [13]. If there isn’t criminal cause, your options are to hold a recall election. Would love your thoughts, please comment. CD4 councilwoman-elect Nithya Raman talks to. The L.A. County Registrar-Recorder plans to release an estimate of ballots remaining to be processed on Tuesday night, which could number more than 100,000. Villanueva earned a master's degree from CSU Northridge. Senator and now Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “We definitely don’t want to give the Board of Supervisors more power, but we feel like we don’t have a choice because the sheriff is so out of control,” said Pastor Stephen “Cue” Jn-Marie of The Church Without Walls. “Everything is above the board and subject to inspections,” Villanueva said. Though the union that represents rank-and-file deputies has alsocriticized the sheriff for failing to confer with them about closing variousbureaus and moving staff to new posts, it appears for now to supportVillanueva. The Board of Supervisors approved the settlement at today’s meeting. courted the district's Vietnamese-American voters. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors today narrowly approved a motion that calls for county counsel and other staff to report back with “options for removing or impeaching” the elected sheriff, Alex Villanueva. Keep reading for more on what’s happening in L.A. today, and stay safe out there. Laurel Rosenhall of CalMatters writes that Harris’ history with state politics and deep local ties could influence Washington in a number of ways: Bringing state officials in to federal positions; using her understanding of the state’s challenges to help where help is needed; and pushing federal policies in the same progressive direction that California has recently taken. He competed against 32nd and then-incumbent sheriff Jim McDonnell in the 2018 L.A. County Sheriff's race. Villanueva addressed the board during public comment, offering a wide-ranging account of all he has accomplished. CD4 councilwoman-elect Nithya Raman talks to Libby Denkmann about her victory over incumbent David Ryu, and how it fits into L.A.'s turn towards progressive politics. READ UP ON TWYMAN AND DEADLY FORCE POLICIES: Coronavirus restrictions are now tighter for 11 counties in California, including three that slipped back to the most restrictive purple tier – San Diego, Sacramento, and Stanislaus. The news cycle moves fast. Underpinning much of the debate is how much authority the board has to remove an elected head of a county department. This was due to then Sheriff (November 2014- November 2018) Jim Mcdonnell's poor emergency response to the Woolsey Fire cited in a county-commissioned report.[10][11][12]. Sheriff Alex Villanueva held a press conference on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, to announce the arrest of the suspect who deliberately attempted to kill two deputies in an ambush-style shooting, while they sat in their patrol car. LA County Supes Vote To Explore Options For Removing Sheriff Alex Villanueva Updated November 10, 2020 4:51 PM Published November 10, 2020 4:47 PM L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. “I want to say, first of all, that there is an awful lot of bad information and false information out there, and we need to correct the record,” Villanueva said. With today’s results in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, Republican challenger Young Kim is outpacing incumbent Democrat Gil Cisneros by 4,160 votes in the 39th District. L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted on a motion to explore options for removing Sheriff Alex Villanueva, including an amendment to the state’s Constitution. It was unclear Tuesday where Supervisors Hilda Solis and Janice Hahn stood on the issue. While both were critical of Villanueva’s leadership, they argued that the matter should be decided by voters when he’s up for reelection in 2022. The reality of the U.S. Presidential election’s resolution is finally settling in (though maybe not at the White House), and it’s time to think more critically about what it means. Ryan Carter, a reporter and editor, is part of team covering COVID-19 in L.A. County and lead election and politics coverage in L.A. County.Ryan started his career writing obituaries at the Glendale News-Press, before working as assistant city editor for Times Community News (Division of the L.A. Times) and city editorfor the Glendale News-Press, San Bernardino Sun and L.A. Daily News. Alex Villanueva is a Democrat and is also the current Sherrif of LA county and is one of the most decorated members of the Sherrif’s department in LA. Villanueva has dismissed the commission as a political tool — though it was instituted in response to jail violence that predated his tenure — and accused the group of punishing him for investigating potential county corruption. The moment is a culmination of months of rising conflict over the sheriff’s alleged attempts to block oversight of his department and the board’s push to re-imagine law enforcement across the region. Before becoming Sheriff, he was a sheriff's lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.