Inadequate Representation Dear Editor, For over a hundred years California was considered to be the Golden State. It was a virtual paradise with an abundance of opportunity for all, Then, in the 1960s, two fundamental changes took place that had tremendous negative consequences. Up until then the people in California were represented in the state assembly and the counties were represented in the state senate. With this system of dual sovereignty, the rights of the people in both the urban and rural counties were protected against the tyranny of the majority. At that time, all of the counties were represented and no county had more than one senator. Today, Los Angeles

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