Term Limits, Career Politicians and Money
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Campaigning for LA School Board seats in tomorrow’s elections will cost millions of dollars, as Mayor Villaraigosa attempts to take control. Measure L could change the way the Board does business. Plus, a look at a City Council race in the San Fernando Valley. We’ll hear from Richard Alarcón, who’s running less than four months after he was elected to the State Assembly, and his major opponent.
LA City Council Race for the 7th District ()
Richard Alarcón was an LA City Councilman until he ran for the State Senate in 1999. While serving in the Senate, he ran unsuccessfully for Mayor. Last November, less than four months ago, he was elected to the State Assembly. But in tomorrow's election, he's up for another job. He's running again--for the City Council. In a political mailer picked up by this morning's Los Angeles Times his opponent, Monica Rodriguez, put Alarcon's head on the body of a frog. We hear from them both.
- Monica Rodriguez: Candidate for LA City Council's 7th District
- Richard Alarcon: Candidate for LA City Council's 7th District, @Richard_Alarcon
School Board Races and Measure L ()
There is big money in tomorrow's LA School Board races as Mayor Villaraigosa tries to make changes in a body that has taken him to court over his education reforms. But it's not a replay of former Mayor Richard Riordan's fight with the teachers' union, as we hear from David Zahniser, who reports for the LA Weekly, and political scientist Raphael Sonenshein. We'll also hear about Measure L, which could change the way the Board does business.
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