Kevin de León on his transforming City Hall and LA

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LA City Hall at night. Incoming City Councilmember Kevin de León says, “I think we need to work in a collaborative manner, no question about it. But if we can't work in a collaborative fashion, then you have to take on the bureaucracy.” Photo by Steve Lyon (CC BY-SA 2.0).

This week, Kevin de León will be sworn in as a new member of the LA City Council. He’ll represent downtown, Boyle Heights, and parts of northeast Los Angeles. He speaks with KCRW about homelessness, cutting through red tape, and the future of police.