Re "A key way to fight gridlock," Aug. 28
George Skelton is right on the money. He clearly describes the many problems California faces and how this redistricting initiative can help provide a solution. Is it a panacea to solve all the difficulties California faces? Of course not. However, is it a step in the right direction? The answer clearly is yes.
When one views the many Democrats, Republicans and independents who support Proposition 11, one can see that it is nonpartisan. Aside from those individuals and organizations Skelton mentions, others actively supporting Proposition 11 are the ACLU of Southern California, the California Democratic Council, former Gov. Gray Davis, former Controller Steve Westly, the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Assn. of Health Underwriters. Although the California Democratic Party is opposing it, the Republican Party has not taken a position and most likely will not.
Californians have a chance to move forward Nov. 4. If we miss this opportunity, we may need to wait another 10 years for a solution.
M. Lloyd Baum
The writer is the vice president of legislation of the Los Angeles Assn. of Health Underwriters.