Daily News: La Verne leaders declare no confidence in LA County DA
La Verne has become the latest city to issue a vote of no confidence in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
In a 3-2 vote Monday, July 19, the City Council agreed to condemn directives from the District Attorney’s Office, calling the policies a risk to public safety. Councilmember Wendy Lau and Muir Davis vote against the resolution.
La Verne becomes the 24th city in the county to pass a no-confidence vote targeting the DA. Last week, the San Dimas City Council voted 4-0 to approve a similar resolution, joining cities including Walnut, Norwalk and La Habra Heights that have recently taken no confidence votes.
Many of these cities have cited the DA’s polices — eliminating cash bail for misdemeanors and nonviolent offenses, taking the death penalty off the table in all cases, and eliminating sentencing enhancements — as reasons for their votes of no confidence. The votes are symbolic and do not impact the DA’s office.