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Thursday
19
APR

Candidates for L.A. County Sheriff at Open Forum

19:30
21:30
Hollywood Temple Beth El
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Candidates for LA County Sheriff an Open Forum at Hollywood Temple Beth El
Candidates for the office of Sheriff of Los Angeles County will speak to the public at an open forum in advance of the upcoming election. The Forum will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. at Hollywood Temple Beth El.
In addition to issues of greater Los Angeles County, there are issues specific to West Hollywood which contracts with the Sheriff’s Department for the city’s law enforcement. For example, there are concerns of increased crime in West Hollywood, as well as security concerns specific to the Jewish community here and the LGBT community regarding dangers of hate crimes from extremist groups.
Participating in the forum is retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Commander Robert "Bob" Lindsey and retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant Alex Villanueva. Incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonald has not yet responded to the invitation to appear.
The candidates will deliver a statement of their qualifications and positions and the microphone will be open to the audience to address specific questions to each candidate.
According to RunforOffice.org, "The Los Angeles County Sheriff provides general-service law enforcement to unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, as well as incorporated cities who have contracted with the agency for law-enforcement services. The Sheriff's Department also holds primary jurisdiction over facilities operated by Los Angeles County, such as local parks, marinas and government buildings; provides bailiff service for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County; and operates the county jail system."
The election will be held June 5, 2018.
This event is open to the general public at no cost. Reservations must be made through Eventbrite.com.
For more information, call 323-656-3150 or email :temple@htbel.org