Editorial: Why L.A. needs a larger City Council
The Los Angeles city of Angels needs a city council with more than two members elected by actual voters. The current city council is too small and does not represent all the people who live in the community. That is why a strong, diverse city council will be essential to the success of the city.
The current Los Angeles City Council is the most diverse in the nation. It is composed of seven African Americans, seven Latinos, three Asian Americans, two Native American members, two Native American women and one Asian woman. It also has one member of each of the six recognized religious groups, a member of the LGBT community, members of the working class, members of the LGBT community, members of the disabled, and members of the elderly.
The Los Angeles City Council has been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Office of Public Service from the President of the United States and the Congressional Gold Medal.
The current Los Angeles City Council is also rated the most effective in the country by the American Institute of Political Management (AIPM).
The city needs to be represented by a council representative who reflects the diversity of its population. The city of Angels was the home of the first woman to be elected to the Los Angeles City Council when Councilmember Nelia Mardini was elected in 1992. The city of Los Angeles had the most diverse City Council in the nation at the time when Mardini was elected. The current Los Angeles City Council is the most diverse city council in the country.
Los Angeles cannot make progress if it does not have a diverse city council willing to listen to the needs of all those who live in the city.
The City Council is comprised of seven members elected by actual voters. The current council has lost its fifth member who announced he will not seek re-election in the 2016 election. That leaves the current six council members elected by actual voters, who are black, Latinos,