Letter to readers about the new California section


Chicago City Hall
Grading Mayor Garcetti's first year
Grading Mayor Garcetti's first year

Mayor Eric Garcetti has been in office one year, and it's time for a report card. In the current class of big-city mayors, Garcetti is not the overachiever (that's New York's Bill de Blasio), not the bully (Chicago's Rahm Emanuel) and not the troublemaker (recently resigned Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes). He is more like the nerd, the one who focuses on the wonky aspects of governing, such as his new website displaying DWP customer wait times and street pavement condition metrics, and who tries a little too hard to be cool, as when he uttered an expletive on live TV during the Kings' Stanley Cup parade. Overall:...