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Full coverage: Eric Garcetti is tapped to be U.S. ambassador to India

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti was selected by President Joe Biden as his nominee for U.S. Ambassador to India.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti was selected by President Joe Biden as his nominee for U.S. Ambassador to India.
(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has led the city during a period of booming development, a worsening homelessness crisis and a devastating pandemic, is President Biden’s nominee to become ambassador to India, the White House announced Friday.

If confirmed by the Senate, Garcetti would become the first L.A. mayor to voluntarily leave office before the end of his term in more than a century.

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