July 28, 2020
L.A. Board of Supervisors Approves Ballot Measure to Defund Public Safety Despite Legal Challenges
Dear Sisters and Brothers, 

Today, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, on a vote of 4-1 with Supervisor Barger casting the sole “no” vote, moved forward with plans to place a ballot measure on the November ballot to shift 10% of the County General Fund, or “Net County Cost,” revenues to community-based organizations.

Local 685, together with the Coalition of Probation Unions, opposed the measure on strong legal grounds. Click here for a copy of our letter to the Board of Supervisors. We were joined in opposition by ALADS , the California Contract Cities Association , the L.A. County Division of the League of Cities , and many more. 

We believe that this measure is unlawful and we intend to join forces with L.A. labor to fight for our rights!


Hans Liang

AFSCME Local 685
General Membership & Stewards Meetings Canceled for August

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and orders from local, state, and federal officials, the Local 685 General Membership and Stewards Meetings are canceled for the month of August 2020. 

Please stay safe and healthy in these difficult times!
COVID-19 Resources

This page is a resource for Local 685 members to have access to official County/Department forms and memos from the County regarding COVID-19's impact on County operations and County employees. Please check here routinely for the latest update from the County and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).