Supervisor Mike Antonovich thinks state lawmakers are the reason for financial stress and other difficulties of local government ("Supervisor calls for 'structural overhaul'" July 31).
I think he is the problem — 30 years as a supervisor! You mean to tell me there aren't hundreds, perhaps thousands, of public-spirited men and women in L.A. County who couldn't do a better job as Antonovich (and, in the process, bring in fresh ideas and programs that would save us from, or at least alleviate, the problems he mentions)?
Somehow I don't think this country's founders envisioned "politician" as a lifelong career because of the vast pool of talent we are fortunate enough to be able to draw upon. Forget term limits; it only results in hop-scotching. How about a new law that limits each citizens' career in public office to 20 years?