Proposed Bill would create a Powerful new Job in L.A. County
A proposed new legislation would create a powerful new job called the county executive of Los Angeles that will apparently solve an issue that people running for office have; not having enough higher offices to run for. The bill would also expand the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from five members to seven. Apparently, there are too many people seeking to run for office, the majority of which are Democrats, that it’s causing a jam when it comes to people trying to seek a position in a higher office. California State Senator Tony Mendoza, who is the main supporter of the legislation, stated,
California, and especially Southern California, has changed so dramatically that we must change how a Board of Supervisors is structured for large, urban counties.
If the bill were to pass in the Legislature, it would then appear in the 2018 statewide ballot and the new positions would take effect in 2020 if enough voters approve of it. The county executive of Los Angeles would be allowed to serve two six-year terms, while the board members would remain at three terms of four years each. The salary for the county executive would be the same as the presiding Superior Court judge, which is currently almost $200,000 a year. The board members would essentially split the current budget for the five supervisorial offices across all seven offices. This is an interesting bill that should be kept track of to see what exactly materializes from it.
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