Keeping Score on City Hall to Improve Los Angeles’ Economy and Jobs by Russell Goldsmith and Michael H. Kelly

Southern California recently captured the world’s attention with the landing of Caltech’s and JPL’s Mars Rover, the launching of SpaceX’s Dragon Rocket and the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour over the region’s historic landmarks and locales. These events projected an image that Angelenos all know to be true — Southern California remains home to a large share of the world’s creative and innovative talent.

These milestones became reality because of strong research and development programs and a collaborative work environment that brought together motivated and skilled people from diverse backgrounds. Wouldn’t it be great if all Angelenos got the government they deserved, one that is as creative and innovative when it came to developing and implementing policies that foster economic and income growth and the creation of quality jobs?

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