FROM Kevin James
Taxation without Equal Sanitation Mayor Garcetti promised to fight illegal dumping and clean up Los Angeles' dirty streets, but according to a pair of recent media investigations he isn't delivering on that promise in the city's poorest neighborhoods where sanitation workers reportedly ignore at least 15 percent of all requests to clear abandoned refuse from sidewalks and alleys. What does it take to get clean streets across all of Los Angeles -- not just in Venice and Encino.
Mayoral Candidate Kevin James The office of Mayor of Los Angeles itself is nonpartisan, but Kevin James still stands out as the only Republican in the Big Five. He's a former federal prosecutor, talk show host and leader of AIDS Project LA. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez talked to him as he was preparing for yet another debate with his four opponents. You can find our interviews with candidates for mayor at KCRW.com/RaceforMayor .
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