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Advice for Mayor Garcetti: Listen to your critics

To the editor: I want to commend The Times for doing an outstanding job in its editorial series grading our city leaders. Los Angeles is a world-class city that is facing serious problems, and it needs serious leaders to solve them. It is sad that a city with so much potential is being led by "C" and "C+" officials.

I read last month in another Times article that Mayor Eric Garcetti has raised more than $2 million so far for an election that is two years away. He appears to be more concerned with keeping his current job than with the challenges facing Angelenos.

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I agree with your advice to the mayor: He needs to shake up his administration and bring in more savvy and experienced people. He has too many cheerleaders who just support what he says.

Chamba Sanchez, Silver Lake

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To the editor: So the overall grades are in. Report cards for the four key city politicians are somewhat embarrassing.

What makes it even worse is the top leader, Garcetti, ends up with the lowest grade: a "C." Overall, the average of the four elected officials is between a "C+" and a "B-" — not report cards the residents of Los Angeles want to see.

Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Wendy Greuel, Garcetti's opponent in 2013, have to be getting a laugh out of these results.

Richard Whorton, Studio City

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To the editor: Great job grading City Hall. Please continue — there are 14 more City Council members to go.

Christopher McKinnon, Mar Vista

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