"Nine Months on the Job" is the title of a paper drawn up by aides to Austin Beutner, who's been First Deputy Mayor since Antonio Villraigosa appointed him in January of this year. It says he's built a team that's changing the "culture" of city government, making Los Angeles business friendly and creating jobs. We ask Beutner what he thinks are his most important achievements. What will they mean for the quality of life in LA? Will they outlast his whirlwind of activity? Is he running for Mayor? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the awful details of deadly drug wars often are not reported by the Mexican media, because editors and reporters fear for their lives. We get a progress report on President Calderon's military offensive and what it could mean north of the border.
Banner image: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L) speaks with Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner at City Hall