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Today is Tuesday, May 28, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, a look at what's next for Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, and what the city is doing about low voter turnout.
The Los Angeles Times looks at what went wrong with the Wendy Greuel campaign. "The portrait that emerges from interviews with campaign aides and analysts begins with a candidate who underestimated the strength of her opponents in the primary election and the importance of maintaining her brand as a trusted public servant," reports The Times.
What happens to politicians when they leave City Hall? LAObserved explains. "I don't think any politician who moved on from Los Angeles City Hall in recent times has invented a new life for himself (or herself) more successfully than Joel Wachs," according to the website.
The Atlantic profiles Gov. Jerry Brown. "I love what I am doing. I love it much more than the first time. Back then I got bored because we didn’t have big problems. Now I am very enthusiastic. Everything’s interesting, and it’s complicated. There is a zest," Brown says.
Incoming-City Councilman Bob Blumenfield will be roasted before he makes the move from Sacramento to Los Angeles, reports Capitol Alert.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in China this week, reports the Daily News. The purpose of the trip is to promote tourism and encourage Chinese companies to open offices in L.A.
10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber
- Update on Department of City Planning and Development
- Motion concerning a battery plant in Vernon
2:30 p.m. Planning and Land Use Management Committee, City Hall, room 350
- EIR on demolition of a concrete plant
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