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Commerce No Longer Option for New Probation Facility

Posted By admin On September 5, 2013 @ 10:58 am In Bell Gardens Sun,City of Commerce,City Terrace Comet,Commerce Comet,Eastside Sun,ELA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet,Mexican American Sun,Montebello Comet,Monterey Park Comet,News Briefs,Northeast Sun,Vernon Sun,Wyvernwood Chronicle | No Comments

 Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina has removed Commerce from consideration as a site for a new probation facility for felons to be released under AB 109, the Public Safety Realignment Act. 

Last week, this newspaper reported [1] that the City of Commerce had recently been proposed for the site at is 2266 Davie Avenue. In a written statement yesterday, Molina said Commerce is not a good fit.

“After further discussions with both my staff and the City of Commerce, I’ve decided we need to select a new site. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles County Probation Department did not properly inform Commerce residents about the proposed project – and my office had to step in to fix the situation. The county needs to partner with local officials to choose a location that is satisfactory to everyone. That didn’t happen here – and that’s unacceptable,” Molina said.

The supervisor’s office notified the City of Commerce on Tuesday, and the public was informed about the decision during Tuesday’s council meeting.

 


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