Your guide to the 2017 Los Angeles general election

A voter casts a ballot in Norwalk in 2016.
(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Angelenos go to the polls Tuesday in a string of elections that could have major consequences for the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti is up for reelection, and even with some challengers, he’s expected to win easily. But down the ballot are some seriously competitive contests for the City Council and school board — not to mention high-profile ballot initiatives. Here’s a roundup of The Times’ coverage of these races.

Large-scale developments such as the Metropolis in downtown L.A. are part of the Measure S debate.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)


The slow-growth measure could dramatically reduce high-density construction in certain parts of Los Angeles and radically rework development patterns across the city.


L.A. elected officials make new push against Measure S. Los Angeles Times

Making sense of Measure S, the latest battle in L.A.’s long war over development. Los Angeles Times

The luxury housing that Measure S would stop doesn’t actually require many evictions. Los Angeles Times

Here are the biggest spenders in the battle over building restrictions in L.A. Los Angeles Times

Why is an AIDS nonprofit suing to halt construction and pushing for Measure S? Los Angeles Times

Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing 10 lesser-known rivals in his bid for reelection.
(Nick Ut / Associated Press)


L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s campaign aims to strengthen his power base. Los Angeles Times.

“He’s pretty darn lucky.” Garcetti is riding the wave of L.A’s. “renaissance” as he runs for reelection. Los Angeles Times

Mitchell Schwartz might be an ally of Eric Garcetti if he weren’t running against him. Los Angeles Times.


Council District 1: Incumbent Gil Cedillo faces a challenge in contest for his L.A. City Council seat. Los Angeles Times

Council District 5: Councilman Paul Koretz fights for a third term on L.A.’s Westside. Los Angeles Times


Council District 7: Bookkeeper, stuntman among 20 candidates in crowded contest for a Los Angeles City Council seat. Los Angeles Times

Council District 9: In L.A.’s historic African American core, a growing Latino wave represents a possible “turning point.” Los Angeles Times

Council District 11: Twin issues of homelessness and development dominate debate in District 11 council race. Los Angeles Times

Council District 13: In an Echo Park-to-Hollywood-to-Atwater district, six candidates sparred over housing and development. Los Angeles Times

Council District 15: L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino runs an aggressive campaign despite little opposition. Los Angeles Times

Here’s a list of all The Times’ endorsements. These come from our opinion section, which is separate from the news department. Los Angeles Times

Students arrive for classes at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies in 2015.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)


For several years, charter school advocates and teacher union forces have been battling for influence on the L.A. school board. This election could tip the balance of power to charter supporters.

Could the L.A. school board’s balance of power tip pro-charter? Los Angeles Times

These L.A. school board candidates have a message, but little money to get it out. Los Angeles Times

L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending. Los Angeles Times


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