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Mayor Eric Garcetti's silence on L.A. issues helps no one
Mayor Eric Garcetti's silence on L.A. issues helps no one

Averse to controversy and hesitant to take sides, Mayor Eric Garcetti has often avoided staking out positions on divisive issues over his 19-month tenure. But finally, he has taken an unambiguous stand, telling Angelenos that … his favorite movie is “Airplane!” OK, fine, good to know. But on too many other significant decisions facing local lawmakers and voters, Garcetti is still mum. Garcetti has declined, for instance, to take a position on Charter Amendments 1 and 2, the measures on next week's ballot that would move local election dates from March and May of odd-numbered years to June and November of even-numbered years to coincide with gubernatorial and...

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