There are 39 Business Improvement Districts, or BID's, in Los Angeles, where private patrols and cleanup crews provide services in neglected neighborhoods. The Arts District is said to have been transformed by a BID, but some property owners claimed it wasn't worth the fees they were charged, and a judge shut the BID down. Is the Arts District falling into decay? Are other BID's at risk of legal action? Why doesn't the city do its job? Also, the LA City Council joins the plastic bag ban.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Hassan Rouhani, Iran's newly elected President, calls himself a "moderate." Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the man he'll succeed, was anything but. Is Iran ready to make the changes voters apparently wanted, or will the Supreme Leader exercise veto power? We hear about political freedom and nuclear development.
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