On July 13, the California Senate Elections Committee passed SCA12 by a vote of 4-1. It forces counties with a population greater than 5,000,000 to have at least seven supervisors. Currently all California counties are run by Boards of Supervisors that have only five members, except that San Francisco’s Board has eleven members.
If the bill is signed into law, it then goes on the ballot, because it amends the California Constitution.
Currently each Los Angeles County supervisor has almost 2,000,000 constituents.
The bill also forces counties with at least 5,000,000 population to elect a county executive.