The May 19 article, "Is More Better?" does a superb job in discussing the size of the Board of Supervisors. However, the idea that bigger government reduces cost is an oxymoron!
The 10 million residents of our county's 88 cities and 137 unincorporated communities have over 1,000 elected representatives. Our problem is not a shortage of politicians. It is the dysfunctional financing of local government. Since 1993, Sacramento has "hijacked" over 15 billion property tax dollars from California's 58 counties to balance the state's budget. Los Angeles County taxpayers lose $1 billion a year, which could be used to improve vital services and the quality of life. Even with the current state budget surplus, Sacramento remains deaf. The governor is only recommending $250 million for one time to local government. Los Angeles County's share would be $35 million.