Take Two for April 18, 2013

City Hall Pass: Mayoral debate, city budget, LA Convention Center

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This combo shows a Feb. 20, 2013 file photo of Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti speaking to media in Los Angeles, left, and undated image provided by the Wendy Greuel Campaign of mayoral candidate Greuel meeting with voters.

KPCC's political team Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton join the show for a regular roundup of the latest political news.

This week, the gloves come off. A knife fight. An out and out brawl. Pick your cliché to describe last night's debate between LA mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti.  

LA reacts to the Boston Marathon bombing. The LAPD has already announced they'll be beefing up presence at high profile events. Meanwhile, just down the street from City Hall, the LA County CEO presented his budget plan, and it looks like the county is doing better than the city, at least when it comes to funding operations.

There was a complicated plan for the LA Convention Center that would have the developer, AEG, paying for improvements, in return for being allowed to build a football stadium next door.  Now, all that is pretty much in shambles.  


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