Voters pass LAUSD term-limit plan

first_imgThe measure, authored by Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, also requires candidates to disclose campaign contributions and independent expenditures. And the city Ethics Commission will be enforcing the rules, a step that officials estimate will cost taxpayers an additional $150,000 a year. “I think people wanted to see more transparency in school board elections,” Huizar said. “As of right now, the school board elections were not accountable to anyone. This is going to bring them in line,” he said. A committee also will be created to set and review board members’ salaries, which could eventually transform the board from part- to full-time status. Members currently earn about $24,000 annually. Los Angeles Unified school board members will be able to serve just three terms and will be subjected to campaign-funding caps under a measure approved Tuesday by 68 percent of voters, according to unofficial results released today. Under Measure L, candidates for the seven-member board will be allowed to accept a maximum $1,000 from any single contributor in an election. And beginning in May, board members can serve a maximum of three four-year terms. Members sitting on the board when the provision takes effect will be able to serve an additional three terms. Currently, there is no limit on the number of terms an LAUSD member can serve. Meanwhile, Measure M – which would create a program for police and firefighters to purchase credits with the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Plan based on their previous full-time service in the military or other public agencies – also passed, with 60 percent of voters in favor. [email protected] (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more