Opinion: Your next mayor answers: What’s the biggest problem in L.A. and how would you fix it?
It’s election time again. On March 7, Los Angeles voters will cast ballots for their mayor.
We invited them in for an interview and to make a short Facebook Live video in which they answered a single question: What is the biggest problem facing Los Angeles and how would you address it as mayor?
The biggest problems, said the nine who came in for interviews, are the lack of good-paying jobs, not enough affordable housing, poor public safety, secrecy in City Hall, and red tape and high taxes that chase away businesses.
Their solutions? You’ll have to check out the videos. (Heads up: The first few seconds of the videos are blurry but the candidates come in loud and clear.)
YJ J Draiman, neighborhood council board member
Dennis Richter, factory worker
Eric Garcetti, mayor
David Hernandez, community advocate
Paul E. Amori, creative artist
David “Zuma Dogg” Saltsburg, community activist
Diane “Pinky” Harman, retired educator, actor
Mitchell Jack Schwartz, small-business person
Eric Preven, writer/producer
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