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Maven's Morning Coffee: Term limits at the Board of Supervisors, LA gets urban farms, recall efforts in San Bernardino

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L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina is one of two members who will be termed out next year. The Los Angeles Times look at what term limits could mean for the powerful board.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 9, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, City Hall prepares for the 2015 election, former police chief Bill Bratton creates a social network, and Controller Ron Galperin draws some national attention.

The Los Angeles Times looks at the powerful L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the impact term limits could have on the "five kings." "The turnover, starting with elections in June, will change the makeup of a panel whose decisions can affect millions of the poor and needy dependent on a wide range of county social services, as well as taxpayers, businesses and organized labor, which hopes to increase its clout through the coming political campaigns," per The Times.

Recall efforts are under way in San Bernardino, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The push reflects a widespread attitude that San Bernardino is stumbling and that its leaders have done little to help it back up," according to the newspaper.

Former state Treasurer Kathleen Brown is returning to California as a partner at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips' L.A. office, per the Daily News.

KPCC looks at how Los Angeles' public parkways could become urban farms. The Department of Public Works is in the process of assembling a list of plants that may be grown on the public land.



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