Who We Are...
In 1964 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
adopted County Ordinance 3.16 which established
the Los Angeles County Citizens' Economy and Efficiency
Committee. After nine years, the Board re-designated
the Committee as a Commission. The County Ordinance
under which the Commission derives its authority provides for
the appointment of twenty-one Commissioners; four
appointments by each of the five Supervisors with
the twenty-first appointment being the preceding
year's Foreperson of the Los Angeles County Grand
Jury. Commissioners are appointed to serve a two-year
term, but may serve longer if requested to do so
by their appointing Supervisor.
The commissioners, as recognized leaders within
the public service, corporate, legal and academic
segments of society, bring a uniquely focused perspective
to the Commission's review and analysis of local
government policy, management and operations. This capability is exemplified throughout the history of the Commission by the background and experience of its members. The backgrounds of the present and past Commission chairs can be reviewed by clicking here.
on their experience in these diverse backgrounds,
the commissioners are able to provide local government
with a distinctive and valuable advisory resource, while
acting as a vital bridge between local government
and its citizens.
What We Do...
The Economy and Efficiency Commission has been established
to examine any function of County government at
the request of the Board of Supervisors, on its
own initiative, or as suggested by others. The Commission
conducts reviews of all aspects of local government
policy, management, and operations. Upon the completion
of these reviews, the Commission submits its recommendations
to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
The objective of these recommendations is to improve
the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of local
Throughout its history the Commission has conducted
research and undertaken studies on how to best improve
local government. The Commission has published more than
192 reports, position paper, letters and associated
documents on various issues covering the following
areas: Organizations, Operations, Real Asset Management,
Risk Management, Legislation, Courts, Contracting,
Local Government Policy, County Security and Commission related documents.
How We Do It...
More than at any other time in history, local government
is faced with increasing demands for services, while
being continually challenged by changes in available resources. As a result of these pressures, it is more critical than ever that the Economy
and Efficiency Commission provides local government
with purposeful citizen input to assist in: seeking
the most effective means of utilizing its resources;
improving local government service delivery; recognizing
the imperatives of innovation; seeking techniques
for improved accountability; and retaining the respect
and trust of its citizens. In accomplishing these
objectives the Economy and Efficiency Commission
has achieved a distinguished reputation for excellence
and has become a national and international model for
citizen involvement in local government.
Each Commissioner contributes to this effort on
a voluntary basis through attendance at Commission
meetings held throughout the year during which issues
are discussed. Commissioners also serve on one or more
issue focused task forces that meet as needed. In
total, these individuals volunteer hundreds of hours
annually with the objective of improving local government as well as advancing the cause of citizen participation.
To learn more about each Commissioner, please click
on a Commissioner's name in the right hand margin.
How to Obtain Further Information...
To obtain further information on the Commission or its activities please contact the the Commission Office by phone at (213) 974-1491, by FAX at (213) 620-1437, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org