Talk:Kathryn Barger

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Changes in June 2018[edit]

159.83.252.234 has added a significant amount of content to this biography taken directly from Kathryn Barger's website, and most of the content could be summarized with a sentence or two to adequately reflect its weight. I'm going to work on a better way to summarize this content, but wanted to go ahead and start a talk page section to hold any future discussion. Sparzival (talk) 18:38, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Proposed text. The IP is still hard at work, so I'll wait for them to be at a good stopping place before making this edit on the article (this edit will precede an edit to the lede); as part of this proposal, the heading title "Stances" should also be changed to "Political views" or something similar.

"In her role as a county supervisor, Barger has co-authored bills furthering the county’s support for veterans[1] and foster children[2].

Barger also co-authored motions to address homelessness in LA County, which notably includes a bill passed by the California State Assembly in May of 2018 amending the state’s definition of “gravely disabled”, and allowing more state-sponsored medical care to be provided to those who may be suffering from a serious mental illness.[3][4]

Barger coauthored a motion creating the Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety, which was intended to explore the impact that Assembly Bill 109, California Proposition 47, and Proposition 57, which were collectively aimed at converting many nonviolent drug offenses into misdemeanors and allowing for the early release of some inmates, has had inside of Los Angeles County;[5] the formation of the commission was a controversial reaction to the murder of police Officer Keith Boyer, and ultimately passed on a 3-0 vote with abstentions. The formation of the commission was controversial, with critics citing that many of the 27 members drafted to the commission were directly affected by Proposition 47, coming from roles within the county’s judicial system.[6]Cite error: The <ref> tag has too many names (see the help page). [7]

In 2017, Barger was the only opposition in a 4-1 vote to eliminate the "registration fee" that the Los Angeles County Public Defender's office and other court-appointed counsel charge defendants before providing them with legal services.[8].[9]

In 2017, Barger was the only opposition in a 4-1 vote to establish the Business Registration program, which would levy a fee on businesses to create a registry and connect them with county resources.[10]

In 2018, Barger supported the appointment of Nicole Tinkham as interim public defender, despite a letter signed by 390 public defenders who were concerned that Tinkham lacked criminal law experience and the potential for a conflict of interest, given Tinkham's prior representation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department."[11]"

Adding my signature a bit late! Sparzival (talk) 14:46, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
I've had eyes on this page for a while after I reverted the same IP blanking sections of this page with a negative view of the subject. Don't know why I didn't do this sooner because the edits to this page seem a little COI-ish, but I just did a geolocation of the IP and they are making edits from Los Angeles, CA and the ISP is Los Angeles County Internal Services. Given that the article subject works for Los Angeles County, I think there could be some COI editing going on. Will tag accordingly. Aspening (talk) 13:22, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Agreed, and thanks for doing that. I noticed it yesterday, but don't have much experience adding tags. A few of the other administrators in this county have the same issue, so maybe on another day I'll add them to my watch list too. Thanks for all you do! Sparzival (talk) 14:46, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
No problem. If you notice any other pages with similar issues, especially regarding LA County (since there is already a potential COI problem), let me know on my talk page and I can help out. I'd also recommend using Twinkle for tagging pages. Aspening (talk) 15:23, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
  1. ^ "LA County Officials Approve $20 Million in Funding for Veteran Housing". NBC News.
  2. ^ "LA County will let foster children stay at their original school, even if they change homes". Los Angeles Daily News. Southern California News Group. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  3. ^ Abram, Susan. "following-la-county-vote-legislation-filed-to-amend-state-law-to-help-gravely-disabled-homeless". Daily News.
  4. ^ Signal Staff. "State definition of "gravely disabled" on the road to be amended". The Signal; the Signal. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  5. ^ Agrawal, Nina. "County approves a new panel to study criminal justice reform: What's the impact of downgrading felonies and releasing inmates early?". Los Angeles Times. LA Times. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  6. ^ Ender, Gina. "Supervisors to propose public safety comission". The Signal; the Signal. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  7. ^ The Times Editorial Board. "County should seek the whole truth, and nothing but, on criminal justice". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  8. ^ Stoltze, Frank. "LA County drops $50 public defender fee for criminal defendants". Southern California Public Radio. SCPR. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  9. ^ Agrawal, Nina. "L.A. County ends public defender 'registration fee'". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  10. ^ Duan, Crystal (May 24, 2018). "Businesses, officials sound off on new county fee". The Signal.
  11. ^ "Hundreds of deputy public defenders protest choice of new interim leader". theavtimes.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.