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LA Mayor's Race: Which candidate can run the city efficiently?




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.
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.
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With just a week left, LA Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are in the home stretch of this election and they were criss-crossing the city again this weekend. For an update on the race we're joined in studio by our senior politics reporter Alice Walton and editor Oscar Garza.  

Then, underscoring all the debate in the mayor's race has been one central question: Which candidate will do a better job of running the city efficiently? 

And it's a big city, with almost 4,800 employees and an annual payroll that's well over $4 billion. 

KPCC's Steve Proffitt has been looking at some metrics that help illustrate how Los Angeles compares to other California cities when it comes to efficiency.