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The School of Public Policy's Policy Intensives with Practitioners Series will offer its next half-day workshop entitled, "Issues Facing the World's Largest County," on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm, in SPP Classroom 175. The session will be faciliated by Tony Bell, assistant chief deputy/communications deputy from the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. 

Political and public policy discussions in academia and the media, often center on city, state, and federal governments. What's missing? It's Los Angeles County!

Sure, it shares a name with a big city--but with 10 million residents, 87 other cities, and 4,084 square miles--Los Angeles County is bigger, it was here first, and its charged with providing vital cradle-to-grave services that impact the lives of all its residents. Services include public safety, law enforcement, tax collection, health and public health, social services, child and family services, elections, flood control, and more. With a $31.6 billion annual budget, its powerful five-member Board of Supervisors serves as the executive, legislative, and quasi-judicial head of the largest and most complex county in the nation. 

This session will explore this massive--but often over-looked and misunderstood--bureaucracy and provide an opportunity to learn about its governance, its many departments and agencies, and the myriad programs and services it provides.

Lunch will be served. Registration is required.

For more information and to view the schedule of upcoming Policy Intensive workshopss, click here.

Note: The following workshop is eligible for three (3) Professional Development credits for School of Public Policy Students.