Ideas for Improving the Election Process

By Joanne Nagy, Letter to the Editor

Re "Public Financing Could End Pay to Play," Feb. 23: What a novel idea â€" to get Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the biggest fundraisers of all time, to back public financing. I hope he joins Susan Lerner of the California Clean Money Campaign to support the concept.

Some of the strange ways money has been spent in Los Angeles, from the Belmont school complex to proposed changes at LAX, could lead one to think that campaign donations just might have contributed to those bad decisions.

Perhaps we could get some real experts and some just plain good citizens to run for our public offices if they did not have to ask for money to run their campaign. Many thanks to Steve Lopez for highlighting this idea.

Joanne Nagy

Granada Hills

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