Although beyond the scope of the LA County CRC, the Commissioners received frequent input regarding the size of the SDs and the benefits of increasing the number of County Supervisors. Editorials on this topic appeared in the media throughout the year.
The currently large SDs of two million residents are extremely heterogeneous. The concerns of smaller COIs [communities of interest] are easily overwhelmed by the concerns of larger COIs. It is difficult to manage a SD of two million people, particularly given the diversity of Los Angeles County in terms of COIs, geography, and infrastructure.
Members of the public indicated that they thought increasing the number of SDs would enable:
▪ Supervisors to be more responsive to their communities’ needs
▪ Individual C Is to have greater opportunities to have their voices heard