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Tuesday
May152012

AFTERNOON MEMOS: Jerry Brown, governor "defends using housing money for budget"; report, L.A. County 911 system, emergency response system burdened by non-emergency calls; L.A. City Hall, camping ban to be tightened before reopening of City Hall park....

***Several items this afternoon from across the spectrum of politics and/or public policy....

* Los Angeles Times:  "L.A. to tighten camping ban before City Hall park reopens" - "Council will vote Tuesday to prohibit tents, sleeping bags, bed rolls and hammocks in response to last year's Occupy L.A. protest."

* Los Angeles Times:  "L.A. County's 911 system burdened by non-emergency calls" - "Patients who summon paramedics for rides to clinics or to refill subscriptions are taking time and resources from patients with dire needs. Officials consider changes to make the system more adaptable."

* Sacramento Bee:  "Jerry Brown defends using housing money for budget"