Low Voter Turnout Signals Need for a Change

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgIt's Garcetti and Greuel in the runoff for Mayor of Los Angeles, both opponents of the sales tax increase that went down to defeat. If that means more cuts in services, how will that impact their runoff election in May? What about the influence of organized labor?  Despite major political stakes for Los Angeles, voter turnout was 16%.  For the LAUSD school board it was six or seven percent.  We talk with LA Times columnist Steve Lopez about the latest civic embarrassment. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, in death — as in life — Venezuela's Hugo Chavez remains controversial. Will Cuba play a role in choosing his successor?

Banner image: Eric Garcetti (L) and Wendy Greuel (R) celebrate after winning a place in the May mayoral election.




Warren Olney