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Trying to build coalitions that will deliver victory, Los Angeles' mayoral candidates are feverishly crisscrossing the city, reaching out to diverse groups of voters in their homes, houses of worship and meeting places. Councilman Eric Garcetti spent...
Tags: Politics, Eric Garcetti, Elections, Kevin James, Fishing
The job of mayor requires a governing philosophy in order to guide the city and its policies. But it also requires administrative competence, the ability to manage effectively. It is the mayor's job to smartly choose the managers and commissioners who run...
Tags: Eric Garcetti, Politics, Elections, Kevin James, Wendy Greuel
Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent considerable time with the leading candidates for mayor, asking them about their approach to governance, watching them campaign and trying to get a feel for what distinguishes each from the others. Specifically,...
Tags: Eric Garcetti, Politics, Elections, Kevin James, Jim Newton
Trying to set yourself apart from the pack in the Los Angeles mayor's race, you couldn't ask for a much more potent ally than former President Clinton. Unless your backing came from the current occupant of the Oval Office, President Obama. The two...
Tags: Brad Sherman, Eric Garcetti, Politics, Elections, Wendy Greuel
A virtual unknown straining to make his mark in the race for mayor of Los Angeles offered an alarming assessment of the city's finances. "We are actually on the brink of bankruptcy," Emanuel Pleitez, a tech executive and former aide to Mayor Antonio...
Working a recent breakfast gathering of business owners in Northridge, Los Angeles mayoral contender Eric Garcetti introduced himself in Hindi when a Sikh businessman approached. A few hours later, Garcetti donned a colorful Peruvian headpiece with ear...
L.A. NOWThe first hint of a lively L.A. mayoral race surfaced at a forum staged recently by the Service Employees International Union, which represents 10,000 city employees....
L.A. NOWFormer Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan abandoned his campaign to take a pension overhaul plan to voters next year as City Hall unions fought back, making it difficult to gather the required signatures the measure on the ballot. Times City Hall...
L.A. NOWFormer Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's push for a May ballot measure to cut pension benefits of city employees abruptly collapsed Monday, with a spokesman saying Riordan had suspended signature gathering efforts....
L.A. NOWRepresentatives of Los Angeles city labor unions on Monday hailed the announcement that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan had pulled the plug on his ballot measure to roll back pension benefits for city employees, calling it an expensive and poorly...
The struggle to expand the Los Angeles Police Department to 10,000 officers has occupied three mayors over two decades. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has brought the department right to the verge of that benchmark — the force today numbers 9,824...
Re "Riordan drops plan for pensions," Nov. 27 Los Angeles desperately needs to reform its public employee retirement system, with or without former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan's ballot measure. Riordan and the public employee union leaders who trashed...
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