With the May general election only weeks away, Los Angeles is preparing to say goodbye to outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and begin the process of selecting a brand new mayor.
In advance of that, we want to begin the process of collecting your thoughts and feelings about what the new mayor should make his or her first priority when taking office.
The mayor's job will be to make Los Angeles a place we love to live and play, and he or she will have quite a to-do list.
Check out the requests we've taken so far, and then contribute your own.
How to Contribute:
Tell us you're looking for in the next mayor of Los Angeles. Should he or she work on our city's streets? Or is it taxes that you feel are more important? Perhaps attracting more businesses is what you really care about?
Your thoughts will help shape our coverage. We'll compile your requests through social media -- and feature them on KPCC.
We'll even chose the top two questions, and query the final candidates at a debate Monday, April 22 at USC’s Louis B. Mayer Auditorium on its Health Sciences Campus in Boyle Heights. It will broadcast live and commercial-free on NBC4, Telemundo52 and KPCC from 7- 8 p.m.
If you use social media:
First, decide what you feel needs to be changed. Then, fill in this blank: "#DearMayor, please improve _________."
Either take a photo of yourself like this or simply write your thoughts on one of KPCC's social media sites. Whatever you decide, don't forget the hashtag, #DearMayor.
Here are links to our pages:
Or you can simply write to us.
Come share your thoughts in in person:
Join KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze throughout the day at two special events:
When: Wednesday, April 10, 7am - 2pm
Where: 1118 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
When: Tuesday, April 16, 7am - 2pm
Where: 8751 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
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