Supervisors delay action intended to give sheriff autonomy over contracts

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Concerned about a lack of detailed information, Riverside County supervisors voted Tuesday, Jan, 8, to postpone a hearing on whether to permit Sheriff Chad Bianco and his staff to take over management of facilities maintenance at sheriff's buildings, as well as independently handle future public works projects. Supervisor Karen Spiegel expressed a lack of confidence in the data provided to her by Sheriff Chad Bianco and his staff, prompting her to join Supervisor Jeff Hewitt in requesting that the hearing be delayed until Jan. 28, which the board of supervisors unanimously voted to do. “We need to make sure the entities that are involved in this are at the table so we're not going on misinformation,” Spiegel said. “I know the Orange County sheriff has a plan, a business model,
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