LOS ANGELES COUNTY
CITIZENS ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY COMMITTEE

ROOM 163 HALL 0F ADMINISTRATION 500 WEST TEMPLE / LOS ANGELES, CALIF0RNIA 90012 / 974-1491

July 27, 1990

Honorable Board of Supervisors
Los Angeles County
383 Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

 

Dear Supervisors:

Our Commission in its letter to you of July 16, 1990, and in our presentation on July 24th, pointed out that although we recommended an appointed professional County Manager as the most needed step, we did not view the question of appointed versus elected executive as an either/or proposition. We stated we would not oppose the creation of such an elected County executive accountable to the full Countywide electorate.

We also continue to believe that a professional administrator will be required even if an elected executive position is ultimately established there. We would strongly suggest, therefore, that the proposed Charter Amendments provide for a position of Deputy to the County Executive who will be responsible for managing the operations of the County and achieving the objectives outlined in our report.

Sincerely,
The Los Angeles County Economy and Efficiency Commission

 

Arthur J. Peever
Chairperson

 

Efrem Zimbalist, III,
Chairperson of Task Force

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