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What Do We Want From the Next L.A. Mayor?
May 26, 2022 • 7:00 pm PDT
Moderated by Janaya Williams, KCRW’s Host of All Things Considered
Mayoral candidates in Los Angeles love to offer plans and make promises. But in L.A., City Hall is more likely to follow than to lead. Change here has always come from Angelenos themselves, and the ways we interact with each other and cope with the accidents, disasters, and ongoing challenges that define life in L.A. Before June’s first-round mayoral election, Zócalo tunes out the politicians and asks the people: what do we want for Los Angeles, and how might we get it? What will it take to improve our diminishing quality of life, reduce the cost of living, and improve our schools? And what are people prepared to do to make Los Angeles more just, safe, healthy, beautiful, and equitable?
USC political scientist Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro and CSUN government and community relations assistant vice president Rafael de la Rosa visit Zócalo to imagine what an L.A. of the people, by the people, for the people could look like.
Image credit: Courtesy of Zócalo Public Square.