If Los Angeles is going to rewrite its city charter, should everyday Angelenos take charge of the effort?
The people who run Los Angeles government are skeptical.
Mayor Karen Bass, City Council President Paul Krekorian, and other city leaders have called for reforming the city’s main governing document—a quasi-constitution that is called the charter—for the first time in a quarter-century.
The momentum for charter change has come from community groups, civic leaders and media who want to see changes to L.A.’s scandal-plagued city council. In recent years, there have been multiple indictments of …