Los Angeles has a problem.
There are too many current and aspiring elected officials and too few offices for them to seek. The dilemma is not just in L.A. California is so blue that the statewide route is clogged with ambitious politicians.
Late Thursday came potentially upbeat news for some on the state’s deep bench: Legislation that would create one of the most powerful elected positions in California – county executive of Los Angeles.
The county executive would be allowed to serve two, six-year terms, and their salary would be pegged to that of the presiding Superior Court judge, which stands at nearly $200,000.
The Senate Constitutional Amendment, if approved by a two-thirds vote of the Legislature, would appear on the June 2018 statewide ballot.
Read the whole story in the Sacramento Bee