Streetsblog Invites the Mayoral Candidates to Answer Questions on Film

Emanuel Pleitez has already accepted. Which of the other four candidates is willing to join us on film? Photo: ##http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/los-angeles-mayoral-race-democratic-endorsement.html##Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times##

Los Angeles Streetsblog, in partnership with Occidental College’s Urban and Environmental Policy Program, and advocacy groups including the Bus Riders Union, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Los Angeles Walks, and Southern California Transit Advocates has invited each of the five leading candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles to appear in their own film answering questions posed by each of our partners.

Moments ago, Streetsblog contacted the press offices for Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James, Jan Perry, and Emanuel Pleitez with a formal offer. Once a candidate accepts, we’ll email them the questions so they can prepare their answers. Moments after the first email went out Pleitez’s campaign team responded that they would be happy to meet with us.

Which of the four remaining candidates is willing to join us? Only time will tell.

(Update, 4:55 p.m.: Kevin James is in too!)
(Update, 1/11/13: Jan Perry is in!)
(Update 1/12/13: Eric Garcetti is in….so is Wendy Greuel!)

  • Phaedra

    Oh great, we get to hear more crap spew all over from the Bus Riders Union. Let me guess, they are going to vote for Jan Perry because she opposes the Purple Line going under BHHS. What the heck?!

  • Kevin Hopps

    This is terrific.  Thanks to all the partners involved with putting these filmed interviews together.  I’m eager to see the results and hoping all candidates will step up and accept the offer.

  • Each partner has one question, and the BRU’s is excellent.

  • The BRU are stakeholders. I take a back seat to no one in being a critic of them but have no problem with them having a seat at the table.

    BTW, SO.CA.TA at our Saturday meeting will discuss what question we want to pose — anyone who wants to drop by and offer their two cents is welcome to attend…
     http://la.streetsblog.org/2013/01/07/sothern-california-transit-advocates-monthly-meeting/

  • Garcetti for Mayor

    Eric’s in.