Los Angeles Times on L.A. County’s supervisors needing to stop naming things after themselves:
Hey, here’s an idea: Let’s rename the L.A. Convention Center for Mayor Eric Garcetti. Right now. And how about a magnet school for L.A. Unified board member Kelly Gonez, now in her seventh month of service? And Doug Jones, that new U.S. senator from Alabama — he ought to get at least a library or a garage or something.
Well, why not? That’s how it’s done, right? You get elected to public office and you name stuff after yourself. This isn’t like the old days when such honors went to politicians only after they died, or the not-quite-so-old days when they at least had to leave office first. No, this is an era full of self-aggrandizement and devoid of shame or decorum. All the old rules go out the window.
And so we have Item 21 on Tuesday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agenda: Name a new mental health center in the city of San Fernando for Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
This is different