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Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn
Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn

Remember this moment? Eric Garcetti (when he was L.A. City Council president) walked out to the lawn in front of City Hall and proclaimed to a sea of tent dwellers: “Stay as long as you need, we’re here to support you.” It was three years ago last Saturday that Garcetti uttered those words to the denizens of Occupy LA. In the weeks after that, Antonio Villaraigosa, then the mayor, passed out 100 ponchos to rain-soaked occupiers. The City Council considered canceling the city’s business agreements with socially suspect banks, resurrecting then-Councilman Richard Alarcon’s responsible banking proposal. When the city administrative officer, Miguel Santana, told...

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