City Council Races and the Race for Mayor
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City Council Races and the Race for Mayor

With three members leaving to run for Mayor, the LA City Council will see its biggest shake up in years. There will be seven new members of a 15-member body. We hear about three of those races. Also, a conversation with mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti. With a troubled city facing a deficit, will he list his priorities for what should be cut and what should be saved? Does he favor a tax increase? With the city in trouble, can an insider be trusted to make real change? On our rebroadcast of To the Point, is pre-school education being oversold?

Banner image: Los Angeles City Council chambers. Photo by Mr. Littlehand

Guest Interview

Eric Garcetti Talks about Running for Mayor ()

garcetti.jpgTonight we speak with another of our interviews with the five major candidates. Eric Garcetti is a three-term City Councilman and was president of the council for six years. This weekend, KCRW's Saul Gonzalez interviewed Garcetti in his car on the way from Eagle Rock to Hollywood. He joined us in the studio earlier today.

You can find our interviews with candidates for mayor at


Reporter's Notebook

Los Angeles City Council Races, Districts 1, 9, and 13 ()

Eric Garcetti isn't the only member termed out or leaving the City Council for health reasons or election to higher office. Seven of the 15 seats will have new members after the June runoff is finally over.



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