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Maven's Morning Coffee: Compton elects a new mayor, LA city council members leave, advice for Mayor-elect Garcetti

Voters in Compton will select their first new mayor in 12 years tomorrow, reports KPCC.
Voters in Compton will select their first new mayor in 12 years tomorrow, reports KPCC. Sharon McNary/KPCC

Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, public meetings and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

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Today is Monday, June 3, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:

Headlines

Compton voters will go to the polls tomorrow to select their first new mayor in 12 years, reports KPCC. "Compton's mayor, despite the prestigious title, has no more authority or voting power than the four council members. That means that whoever wins must get the backing of two other council members to turn his or her vision into a new reality for Compton," according to the station.

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, each outgoing council member gets a sendoff, Council President Herb Wesson runs for reelection, and Eric Garcetti returns a piano.

The Daily News looks at what the outgoing members of the Los Angeles City Council will do after June 30. "I found one of the hardest things was not having the staff around. You don't realize how much time goes in to scheduling events," said former Councilwoman Ruth Galanter.

Over at LAObserved, Bill Boyarsky thanks Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for leaving office without wealth and without a job. "If that’s true, thank you, mayor. Thank you for spending much of your life in public service and not profiting from it," he writes.

Was the 2013 mayor's race all about unforced errors? That's what the Daily News looks at. "We started from the beginning: 'No mistakes.' At the end, we got religious about it," said Bill Carrick with the Eric Garcetti campaign.

CurbedLA has 11 pieces of advice for Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, including more street medians, trees, smaller driveways and less blight.

Wendy Greuel attended Eli Broad's 80th birthday party over the weekend with Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, per Facebook.

Pressers

None

Meetings

2 p.m. Budget and Finance Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Financial status update

Announcements

Here are details on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's block party in Grand Park this Friday. 

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