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Do You Have a Question for Eric Garcetti?

The city councilman will be the first mayoral candidate interviewed in the upcoming Talking About Los Angeles series. Questions from Patch readers will be presented to Garcetti.

Editor's Note: Thanks to all who submitted questions for Councilman Garcetti. No more questions are being taken. (3/26/2010)

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An upcoming series of conversations with leading candidates in the Los Angeles mayoral race will feature Patch readers' questions—perhaps your own.

The "Talking About Los Angeles" series, co-sponsored by Patch, begins Thursday with the interview of City Councilman Eric Garcetti.

The event, to be shown on Patch via a live video stream, will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 400 W. Washington Blvd.

Selected questions from Patch readers will be included in the interview. If you have a question you would like considered for Councilman Garcetti, email it to tala@patch.com or post it in the Comments area below.

The moderator for the event will be Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide education for Microsoft Corp., the event's lead sponsor.

Other candidates who have committed to appear in the series are Austin Beutner, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James and Jan Perry. Dates and locations for their conversations have not yet been announced.

The election is on March 5, 2013.

Topics for the conversations include:

  • Transportation, goods movement and infrastructure;
  • Environment, green technology, resource protection, energy policies;
  • Quality of life issues—public safety, neighborhoods and city services;
  • Business climate, job creation and the local economy;
  • Education and workforce development;
  • Envision L.A.—a general discussion about the future of Los Angeles.

The series is being organized by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a Latino voter participation organization; and Cerrell Associates, a Los Angeles political consulting firm.

For more information, visit the "Talking About Los Angeles" website at www.talkingaboutla.com

Lightnapper March 18, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Absolutely hit it on the head. Complete overhaul. And it will never happen.
Gary Aminoff March 18, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Very good point, Jack. You make a lot of sense in your plan.
Penny Ruddick March 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Beutner spent 30 years in PRIVATE business. He spent 15 months working as a First Deputy Mayor...for Free. This qualifies as on the job analysis and training, if anything.
lilia March 22, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I tne area of Hollywood and Vine, there are too many hamburger places and fast food mexican restaurant and not to mention night clubs. How many of those can we absorb
Gary Aminoff March 23, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Lilia, the issue of whether there are too many hamburger places or fast food mexican places is not an issue that government should be involved in. If there are too many, some will fail. If there aren't too many, they will all succeed. Whichever happens this is something that will be determined by the marketplace. I don't see any role that should be played by government in that situation.

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