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Jan Perry
What's the best way to pressure L.A. council — publicly or privately?
What's the best way to pressure L.A. council — publicly or privately?

Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo set off a small political firestorm in his district last summer, putting off plans for a Figueroa Street bike lane and enraging a potent group of advocates. Cycling activists were fierce in their criticism of the councilman, stressing that he promised two years ago to install bike lanes on the north-south corridor. They nicknamed him "Road Kill Gil" on social media. They showed up uninvited at events to denounce him. They held a "Die-In" outside his downtown apartment building. Behind the scenes, however, a different exchange of ideas has been taking place. Cedillo aides have met twice in recent days with representatives of...

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