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Dakota Smith

Dakota Smith covers Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Hall for the city-county bureau. She joined the Los Angeles Times in 2016 and previously covered City Hall for the Los Angeles Daily News. She is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and lives in Los Angeles.
Garcetti seeks to repair more streets and sidewalks — and make them safer

Mayor Eric Garcetti's newest spending plan puts more money into road repairs, homeless programs and increasingly costly retirement benefits of city workers.

Three hit-and-run crashes in South L.A. prompt calls for more Vision Zero action

A bicyclist in his 60s was killed after being hit by two cars early Monday morning. It is the third fatal hit and run in South Los Angeles in a week.

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