April 9, 1997 |
Tuesday's municipal election was only the first of many steps to define the future of Los Angeles--and, by extension, all of Southern California. The key issue on the ballot was Proposition 8, to open up Los Angeles' 72-year-old city charter to a reform process that will take two years. Although victory was not yet decided on Tuesday evening, Proposition 8 was passing overwhelmingly, thanks especially to voters in the San Fernando Valley. The Valley's business community and most of its 1.