It’s high time the cities of Southeast L.A. County consolidate
Then a series of corruption scandals in southeast L.A. County roiled the region and made national headlines. Prosecutors filed public-corruption charges in Bell, Vernon, Commerce, Cudahy and Lynwood. Investigations are ongoing in Maywood and in at least one water district.
Now the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission is taking another look. And it’s asking a question that has been much debated since the scandals broke: Is there a better way to govern the area?
“Agency takes a look at southeast cities’ governance,” Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2013.