LA County has a budget of $22 billion, bigger than many states and some nations. It's run by just 5 supervisors, who provide healthcare and other basic services for 11 million people. But despite complaints, the supervisors are seldom challenged once they've been elected. Just two people have held the 2nd District since 1952. Now Yvonne Burkes' retirement means there will be change this year.
Banner image: (L to R) Bernard Parks and Mark Ridley Thomas