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Board of Supervisors' Controlling Ways Named in New Audit

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Oil well via Peggy Archer
After Bruce W. McClendon, Los Angeles County's chief land use planner, complained he was fired last year for being a whistle blower, an audit was launched, and today Los Angeles Times reports on the results of that report: "A long awaited audit released by Los Angeles County officials found that the Board of Supervisors often use behind-the-scenes levers to control the inner workings of the Regional Planning Department, whose decisions are key to hotly contested battles over development, environmental protections and code enforcement." A longer story will be published tomorrow, but the blog post notes various behavior like sup staffers ordering oil well cap recommendations and Vegas junkets. You know, the stuff you probably insist on at your job, too.
· Audit finds L.A. County supervisors' behind-the-scenes effort to control policy [LA Times]
· County Planner's Ouster [Curbed LA]