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Los Angeles County Votes On Replacing Sheriff As Head Of Emergency Operations

NBC Los Angeles-

A vote is set for Tuesday on an ordinance that would put the Los Angeles County CEO in charge of coordinating emergency operations, replacing Sheriff Alex Villanueva in that role.

The county board of supervisors is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m.

The board’s original vote to make the change, part of updating its plan for emergency preparedness and following lessons learned from the 2018 Woolsey Fire, came back in November, months before the coronavirus pandemic reached Southern California.

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