L.A. City Council Drops Veto Vote; Task Force to Study Policy

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council dropped the threat to veto the city’s new policy on burglar alarm response in early February after the Los Angeles Police Commission assured council members in writing that it would delay implementing the policy for 60 days. The panel also said it would consider recommendations made by a new task force.

The alarm industry is not ruling out going to court to block the policy change, but plans to give the task force a chance to work, said industry lobbyist Howard Sunkin. “We look forward to having a good dialogue with the task force during the next 60 days,” he said, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.

Although the city council would not have any legal recourse to overturn the policy, one of the councilmembers noted that the police commission would have a chance to act on any recommended changes by April 15, a week before the city council takes up the police department’s budget.

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