Letters to the Editor: L.A. needs city charter reform. Nury Martinez and her colleagues show why in this article.
Nury Martinez, “What we needed was to have the city come together to reform the charter, and the charter is why the city is not in the union today.”
We all want a more accountable and transparent city government, but I believe it would be irresponsible to pass off the charter reform issue on to the next City Council.
If we can all agree that it is time to pass the charter, then I call on City Council President Villaraigosa to convene an emergency meeting to resolve the conflict.
The charter needs to be reformed because it was written in the 1960s and 70s when the city was at its most powerful. Today, we have many challenges for city government, and if we are to make city government accountable for our actions, it is time the city reformed its charter and made it more flexible.
I also believe the charter needs to be reformed in order to restore balance in the voting process and to eliminate the political and political interference with the city government.
That is my personal take on the charter reform issue, but I stand with those who believe in creating more transparency, more efficiency and more accountability.
City Council members should support a charter reform committee.
And they should support it only if we agree it is a good idea, because too many times we have had charter reform that was not considered by the public or the politicians in the first place and then they voted to make the reform or not.
We need to let the voters of the city decide for themselves if they want to make the charter reforms.
We have created a city that is a divided city with many factions fighting over who gets to be in office.
I can agree with the charter reform issue, and I stand 100 percent behind the idea of having a city charter reform committee. They must be elected by the public and they must be appointed by the mayor of San Jose and city council. It would be a good thing for the San Jose community.
I am glad that we have had the Charter Commission and I am glad we had a Charter Commission, but it should have been a full-time government position.
The charter commission has created a good position, but it does not have a