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Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl's chief deputy, Mike Bonin, announced his plan to run for the 11th district at the City Council Meeting at City Hall in Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday, October 9, 2012. His announcement came after Rosendahl announced his plan to retire from the L.A. City Council at the end of his term in June to focus on his continuing battle with cancer.
In March, Los Angeles voters will head to the polls to choose a new mayor, a city attorney and city controller. They'll also elect more than half of the City Council and several members of the LAUSD school board.
The election is likely to have a major impact on the future of the city. We asked KPCC's Patt Morrison to come in studio to explain.
Patt will moderate a mayoral debate at Occidental College on January 24.