The LA Dem’s endorse Luna over Villanueva, & Board of Supes vote 4 to 1 to ask county voters to give the board authority to remove the sheriff |

First, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion giving the go-ahead for a special election in November to ask county voters to grant the board the authority to remove the county’s sheriff with a four fifths vote if they deem it necessary, “for cause…”

The concept of a county board of supervisors having the power to fire an elected sheriff has already been tested in San Bernardino County, where the SB Board acquired similar powers to remove their sheriff.  Sheriff Gary Penrod challenged the board’s new power, and got firmly shot down by California’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Source: The LA Dem’s endorse Luna over Villanueva, & Board of Supes vote 4 to 1 to ask county voters to give the board authority to remove the sheriff |