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L.A.'s mellow response to 2020 Commission's crisis warning
L.A.'s mellow response to 2020 Commission's crisis warning

In April, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission presented a stack of recommendations that its members unanimously agreed were essential to overcome the city's "crisis in leadership and direction" and restore growth and stability. The group, convened in early 2013 by City Council President Herb Wesson, was led by lawyer Mickey Kantor, and its diverse and powerful membership included local labor leaders, businessmen and former Gov. Gray Davis. The two reports the group ultimately issued — one laying out problems, the other solutions — sounded an alarm. Without action, the commission warned, Los Angeles risked "becoming a city in decline." And yet inaction is...

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