Californians up and down the state have started asking questions about their own city's finances and accounting practices as well, particularly because of municipal bankruptcy fears that have been sweeping the state.
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Together we can lift Los Angeles out of its decade of decline. But to do so, Angelenos must elect new leadership that is untainted by current city government.
Who will make sure federal money is spent without corruption taking ahold as it often does when huge sums are tossed about?
The great promise of Los Angeles' first Latino mayor in over 100 years has vanished in a cloud of disappointment and embarrassment.
The City of Los Angeles can still make meet its pledge to eliminate its sexual violence evidence kit backlog by this June if it takes smart, aggressive action to keep DNA testing on track.
Chick made her reputation in the City of Los Angeles, where she proved a fearless investigator. But as California "stimulus czar," she says, "it's been a struggle to get adequate resources."
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