2013 Mayoral Primary Voter Guide

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The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and Streetsblog Los Angeles are both 501c(3) non-profit organizations and cannot endorse candidates. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t interview, survey or otherwise cover the Mayoral field.

LACBC mailed surveys to all the candidates. Streetsblog interviewed each of the five major candidates on camera. Questions were provided by Streetsblog, LACBC, the Bus Riders Union, Los Angeles Walks, Southern California Transit Advocates and Occidental College’s UEPI. All of the links that you need to read and hear what the candidates said can be found after the jump.

Eric Garcetti

LACBC Candidate Survey

[audio:http://la.streetsblog.org/wp-content/pdf/EricGarcettiAudio.mp3]

Wendy Greuel

LACBC Candidate Survey

[audio:http://la.streetsblog.org/wp-content/pdf/WendyGreuelAudio.mp3]

Kevin James

LACBC Candidate Survey

[audio:http://la.streetsblog.org/wp-content/pdf/KevinJamesAudio.mp3]

Jan Perry

LACBC Candidate Survey

[audio:http://la.streetsblog.org/wp-content/pdf/JanPerryAudio.mp3]

 Emanuel Pleitez

LACBC Candidate Survey

[audio:http://la.streetsblog.org/wp-content/pdf/EmmanualPleitezaudio.mp3]

  • Dennis Hindman

    The most you could hope for in a mayor for bicycling is to keep the current level of staffing devoted to implementing the bike plan in the midst of budget cuts and to put pressure on the DOT to install a higher level of infrastructure quality. Stripes on a major street is not adequate to attract the mainstream population to bicycle there.

    There needs to be another attempt to extend the Measure R half-cent sales tax in order to speed up the installation of Measure R projects. This would also enable the city of Los Angeles to borrow against their future local set-aside portion of these monies to repair all of the streets and also all of the sidewalks. This would not only improve the transportation, but also put some much needed stimulus into the local economy during the recovery from the financial crisis.

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