The L.A. County Board of Supervisors collectively oversees a $30 billion annual budget that pays for everything from mental health treatment to homeless services, public health to the Sheriff’s Department. The 2nd District covers most of South L.A., from Inglewood to Carson to Culver City. It’s home to about two million people (larger than many U.S. states), and about half of L.A.’s black population.
Needless to say, this is an incredibly powerful seat. Former L.A. City Council president Herb Wesson and State Senator Holly Mitchell are vying for the job. We heard from the candidates in a debate moderated by KPCC/LAist’s senior politics reporter, Libby Denkmann.