Last week, nine CA lawmakers introduced a bill that would change the composition of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors by increasing the members from 5 to 7 and creating an elected executive position.
According to lead author and State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), an expanded board would mean improved diversity and representation. This change would create a competitive seat for an Asian American candidate and two competitive seats for Latinos.
The elected county executive would serve two six-year terms and would serve as a leader for the currently committee-style run Board.
Larry Mantle sits down with former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of these proposed changes, as well as the past and future of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.