Taking a page from former
"As a longtime fan, I was saddened to hear of
"But as Mayor of Los Angeles, I am excited for the opportunity to encourage you to bring CBS' next late night show to our city -- the entertainment capital of the world," Garcetti added.
The mayor and other film industry supporters are still smarting from
"I have made the entertainment industry a key priority for my administration," Garcetti said. "It's a critical component to our city's economy and identity. I created the Mayor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Production, and under the leadership of Ken Ziffren, we are aggressively seeking to encourage more production here in Los Angeles by cutting red tape, lending proactive assistance, and by furthering public policy to compete with the financial incentives offered by other states."
He added: "I look forward to speaking with you about the possibility of bringing the successor to Mr. Letterman's show to Los Angeles."