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July 12, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As union members shouted "shame!" over and over, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday awarded $23 million in contracts to two corporations to run part of the county's job-training and placement service for welfare recipients. The contract has been a contentious issue for two years, as supporters argued that it would save taxpayers $4.2 million, but opponents said it was handing corporations money that should go to poor families.
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June 28, 2000
The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new contract for sheriff's deputies that calls for a 9% raise over three years. The supervisors unanimously approved the contract, which includes an unprecedented bonus to reward deputies who remain in patrol jobs rather than seek promotions or transfers. The 2% bonus applies to deputies who have three or more years on patrol. Deputies rejected the contract in February, then overwhelming approved it this month. The Assn.
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June 27, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
To keep 10 private hospitals from making good on a threat to close their trauma centers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has agreed to a month-to-month contract extension for the next six months, officials said Monday.
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June 21, 2000
At the request of union leaders, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday postponed action for two weeks on a controversial proposal to contract with a private company to handle welfare-to-work cases at eight offices in the San Fernando and Antelope valleys. Leaders and members of the Service Employees International Union, Local 660, strongly opposed the proposal to contract with Maximus Inc., rather than continuing to use county workers to help welfare recipients find jobs.
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May 31, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Increasingly pessimistic about the federal government's willingness to keep Los Angeles County's public health system solvent, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to freeze all hiring and contracts in their Department of Health Services should Washington decline to extend its $1-billion waiver of Medicaid rules.
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April 19, 2000
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a $250-million, five-year contract with Pacific Bell for the telecommunications giant to provide local service to county phones and link county computers into a centralized network. County officials told supervisors they had significantly toughened the county's contract with PacBell since October, when a Times report revealed that the state blamed PacBell for a spree of devastating computer crashes.
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April 18, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six months after yanking a $250-million contract with Pacific Bell from its agenda because of problems with the telecommunications giant's work for the state government, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is poised to approve the mammoth deal today. County officials say they have toughened their contract with PacBell and believe the deal remains the best for the taxpayers.
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April 5, 2000 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixteen months after pledging to use private companies to help locate parents who either are owed or are behind on their child support, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office Tuesday won approval of two $418,000 contracts to supplement its own $150-million operation. For five months, county supervisors--particularly Mike Antonovich, a political opponent of Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti--have been urging the prosecutor's office to produce the contracts for board approval.
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February 21, 2000
Los Angeles County will open bids March 21 on a project to seismically reinforce the bridge over Big Tujunga Canyon in the Angeles National Forest. The project will include repainting a portion of the bridge on Big Tujunga Canyon Road overlooking Trail Creek. The cost of the project will be covered by federal and state funds, county Supervisor Mike Antonovich said. Work is expected to begin in June and be completed in December 2001.
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February 9, 2000
The Board of Supervisors moved Tuesday toward making the county the nation's largest jurisdiction to privatize part of its program for training welfare recipients and helping them land jobs. In a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Gloria Molina opposing, the board directed its welfare office to solicit bids from companies to run 25% of its job-training and placement program, known as GAIN.
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