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Maven's Morning Coffee: Garcetti in DC, Greuel takes consulting gig, rethinking California's initiative system

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Today is Monday, Oct. 28, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Councilwoman Nury Martinez tackles street prostitution, Sepulveda Pass is up for project of the year, and voters look to their council members for constituent services.

Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton talks to former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown about the state's initiative process. "I've always, without question, been opposed to the initiative process. Period," Brown says.

Mayor Eric Garcetti is in Washington, D.C. for a couple of days to lobby for public transportation and L.A. River funding, per KPCC.

Former mayoral candidate and city Controller Wendy Greuel has taken a consulting gig planned children’s museum in the San Fernando Valley, according to the Daily News. Greuel will oversee fundraising and help put together the museum's board of directors.

Tweet of the Day goes to the acting mayor of Los Angeles.



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