Beyond Potholes

1. A new LAPD chief.

2. A ban on memorializing public figures who have been convicted of crimes. This would eliminate former Supervisor Pete Schabarum’s name on a south-county park and Richard Alatorre’s memorial by the MTA Building.

3. An LAPD civilian review board.

4. A district attorney to be appointed by the local state appeal court — instead of elected at large. Can anyone remember the last time voters elected a really good, tough D.A.?

5. A restructured, totally independent public health-care agency to run the county’s hospitals and clinics.

6. A $100 million city housing trust fund with a high-level appointed commission to oversee it.

7. Three-term limits for the county Board of Supervisors and City Council. Supervisors serve far too long; council members need more time in office.

8. At least one new trade-tech college to focus on the high-technology training demanded by the 21st century’s industries.

9. A much smaller school-district meritocracy to replace the current bureaucracy.

10. A commitment to establish a system of new parks and green space, “from the mountains to the sea.”

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