How L.A. City Hall became so corrupt: A recent history of bribes, kickbacks, scandal, leaks

The Los Angeles political world is no stranger to scandal. In fact, there have been so many it can be hard to keep them straight.

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Nothingtoseeheremmk
Nothingtoseeheremmk
18 · 4 months ago · Reddit

15 council members is not sufficient for a city the size of LA. Too much power is placed in too few hands. It effectively begets corruption.

BlankVerse
BlankVerse
17 · 4 months ago · Reddit

The LA city council has a long of scandals. This article is only the most recent ones.

BlankVerse
BlankVerse
13 · 4 months ago · Reddit

Excerpt:

The recent leak of a recording that exposed some of Los Angeles’ top officials making abhorrent racist comments, disparaging multiple racial and ethnic groups, has rocked the City of Angels.

But City Hall is no stranger to scandal — with many elected leaders and officials still facing the fallout from prior missteps, including three current or former council members who have been charged with federal crimes.

For anyone new to the mayhem in L.A. politics, here’s a quick refresher of some of the most memorable — or perhaps infamous — scandals in recent history. Buckle up.

Eurynom0s
Eurynom0s
9 · 4 months ago · Reddit

Discretionary zoning and making the councilmembers effectively the king of their district.

dabartisLr
dabartisLr
8 · 4 months ago · Reddit

This is rich coming from LA times as they’ve all been endorsed by them on their past voters guides.

RudeRepair5616
RudeRepair5616
6 · 4 months ago · Reddit

No one who seeks political power should ever be allowed to have it.

No one who has political power should ever be allowed to keep it.

One term limit for all offices. Do it now.