Public Election Financing Pays Off
Re "Council Studies Election Financing," July 6
The "clean money" system the Los Angeles City Council is
studying was criticized by some members as too expensive.
Talk about penny-wise and pound-foolish.
The few million dollars it would cost to finance municipal
elections are nothing compared with the money saved when
government is no longer beholden to special interests. If
these interests didn't believe that financing campaigns
would result in greater profits, they wouldn't give money
in the first place.
Let's hope the council has the wisdom and the courage to
restore confidence in government.
See the article on Los Angeles Times website