The race for District 5
Of the eight City Council seats on the ballot, District 5 stands out because six candidates are actively raising money to compete in the race and there is no incumbent. The Times is offering a closer look at the contenders.Candidates answer questions from The TimesDistrict 5 map (PDF)Discuss: What would you ask the candidates?City Clerk: Election informationMore Times coverage: Other local races Quick poll: What are the five most important issues for Los Angeles' fifth district.
( polls) Adeena N. Bleich, nonprofit organization directorRon Galperin, neighborhood advocate/attorneyPaul Koretz, nonprofit organization directorRobert Schwartz, attorney Robyn Ritter Simon, community leader/businesswoman David T. Vahedi, attorney/neighborhood council boardmember
The district has a record of choosing mavericks and newcomers. Development and traffic are key issues.
Contestants in the March 3 election discuss their stances on approving real estate development projects in the crowded district.
With so many outdoor ads in the district, candidates vying to replace Jack Weiss are vowing to crack down on supergraphics and billboards -- digital or otherwise. Some offer punitive proposals.
Adeena Bleich has raised slightly more money than her opponents, but each has amassed at least $150,000 for the race for L.A. City Council.