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Would disclosing L.A. County salaries jeopardize 'personal safety'? Share your view

September 27, 2010 |  8:03 am



In the wake of the Bell salary scandal, many government agencies are posting the salaries of employees online.


But Los Angeles County officials are taking steps to keep secret the names and salaries of some highly paid county employees, according to a report by Times county government reporter Rong-Gong Lin II.

The response came after The Times asked for the identities and pay of county workers who earn $250,000 or more annually. Nancy Takade, the county's principal deputy county counsel, told The Times last week that the county needed additional time because many employees "have expressed personal safety and similar concerns about such disclosure."

Should L.A. County make the salaries (and the names of employees) public? Tell us what you think.

Photo: Residents protest high salaries in Bell. Credit: Los Angeles Times