Recent Streetsblog LA posts about 2011 Election

What to Make of Last Night’s Election Results

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Apparently, Los Angeles’ voters think everything is going pretty well in Los Angeles right now.  How else to explain the “clean sweep” that incumbent Councilmen, and in one case a hand-picked successor, enjoyed.  Not even one of the races went to a runoff, meaning that even in crowded fields incumbents garnered over 50% of the […]

Today’s the Day: Rock the Vote

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Election Day is finally here, and half of Los Angeles’ City Council is up for re-election.  Streetsblog has covered each of the seven City Council elections and Ballot Initiative O. Proposition O is an oil extraction tax of $1.44 per barrel.  Opponents of the tax claim it will raise gas prices at a time when […]

A Transportation Look at a Contentious Race in CD14

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The race for the CD14 City Council seat has been a contentious one between two former friends.  The City Maven breaks down the relationship between the former friends that has led to a very personal campaign. We’re not going to talk about that.  Incumbent Councilman Jose Huizar has a pretty long record on transportation issues […]