WOODLAND HILLS : District Breakup Issue Pressed by Roberti

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On the stump for his campaign to break up the Los Angeles Unified School District, State Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti urged Woodland Hills business leaders Tuesday to look beyond the state Legislature when lobbying for the plan.

“Don’t presume that somebody not running for the Legislature has no authority in the area,” Roberti told about 100 Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce members at a Warner Center Marriott luncheon. “You’ll be surprised where the authority lies.”

Roberti (D-Van Nuys) said supporters of the controversial measure should also ask potential candidates for governor and city and county policy makers where they stand on the issue.


Roberti is expected to use the issue during his campaign for state treasurer next spring.

Opponents have expressed fears that the breakup plan would hurt children in poorer areas of the city.