Southeast Los Angeles struggles with decades of corruption

A vicious combination of voter ambivalence, substandard oversight and human temptation has hollowed out small-city democracy in southeast Los Angeles for decades. Local officials are looking for a new way forward.
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A vicious combination of voter ambivalence, substandard oversight and human temptation has hollowed out small-city democracy in southeast Los Angeles for decades. Local officials are looking for a new way forward.
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

AG Becerra muffs a chance to crack down on local government corruption

May 15, 2017 05:29 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.