Mayor in the making
Garcetti, Perry, James and Geuel
One of the topics that dominated the question-and-answer section of the OurWeekly mayoral candidate forum held Saturday at Brookins Community A.M.E. Church at 4831 S. Gramercy Place in Los Angeles concerned where the four contenders stood on the Crenshaw/LAX rail line. Did they favor a stop at Leimert Park? Would they advocate that a portion of the line to go underground along Crenshaw Boulevard? How would they obtain the funding necessary to do all of the above? All four of the candidates—Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greueul, Kevin James and Jan Perry—support the line, but each has a different approach to solving some of the challenges associated with building the light rail system. Audience members had almost unfettered access to the mayoral candidates at the two-and-a-half-hour forum. Pictured above are the candidates, panelists/OW Editor Stanley O. Williford and Professor David L. Horne, Ph.D., and moderator Forescee Hogan-Rowles. See www.ourweekly.com for related video.
OW photos by Jose Torres and Andrew Nuñez.
VAN NUYS, Calif. — Mayoral hopeful Eric Garcetti picked up the endorsement of another former candidate today, with Republican attorney Kevin James backing the councilman’s campaign.
James’ endorsement, announced at a Van Nuys news conference, gives Garcetti the backing of the other three most visible former mayoral candidates.
James finished third in the March 5 primary election, followed by Councilwoman Jan Perry and former tech executive Emanuel Pleitez, both of whom have thrown their support behind Garcetti.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—In the mayor’s race, Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti welcomed an endorsement by colleague Paul Krekorian today, while City Controller Wendy Greuel said she had the backing of former Assemblyman Mike Eng.
Krekorian, whose San Fernando Valley-based council seat was once held by Greuel, said Garcetti was the best person to tackle the city’s estimated $165 million budget deficit.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel, who led the field of mayoral candidates in fundraising, were preparing today for a May 21 runoff in the race to become the city’s next chief executive.
The results of Tuesday’s primary election went pretty much as expected, with Garcetti and Greuel jumping to early leads in the eight-candidate race and never relenting, but both falling short of the 50 percent of the vote needed to avoid a runoff.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Voters across the city will go to the polls today to choose from a slate of eight candidates vying for a spot in a likely May run-off for the mayor’s office.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles City Council will undergo a major facelift beginning today as voters in eight of the panel’s 15 districts choose representatives from candidate fields as small as two and as large as 12.
With council members Dennis Zine, Eric Garcetti, Jan Perry, Richard Alarcon and Ed Reyes termed out, and Bill Rosendahl opting not to seek re-election, the race will usher in an unusually high number of new members—but not all the faces will be completely new.