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Garcetti talks up economic recovery in 2016 State of City speech

Garcetti talks up economic recovery in 2016 State of City speech

Mayor Eric Garcetti sought to draw attention to Los Angeles’ march toward economic recovery during his annual State of the City speech Thursday, celebrating declining unemployment even as he acknowledged that many Angelenos — including tens of thousands who sleep on the streets each night — have missed out on the benefits of rebounding jobs and real-estate development.

In the speech, delivered at the Harbor City headquarters of an LED lighting manufacturer, Garcetti struck a delicate balance: claiming credit for the city’s improving economy while...

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