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INFO ALERT: Could LA County have 9 supervisors?

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We're alerting members to another critical issue up for consideration tomorrow. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to consider a proposed charter amendment that would increase the number of board seats from five to nine. Each LA County supervisor currently oversees a district of approximately 2 million people and earns a salary of about $280,000. The stated goal of the proposal? To establish a governance structure that is "more representative, accountable, and efficient." The county has not released a formal estimate for the cost of the proposed changes.

BizFed has not yet taken a position but will be vetting this issue through our regular processes when committee meetings resume in August.

If the board approves the proposal, which was announced last week by Supervisors Lindsey Horvath and Janice Hahn, it will go before voters on the November ballot. If the motion passes tomorrow, it will return at least twice to the board for final votes on language. The proposal also includes two additional reform measures changing the structure of our county's government.

  • The County Chief Executive position in charge of overseeing the county's $45.6 billion budget would change from a board appointment to an elected post.
  • It would create an independent ethics commission