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Mayor Garcetti on measures HHH, M and Trump protests




Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter (R) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (L) speak to members of the media.
Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter (R) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (L) speak to members of the media.
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Returns from the election show that Angelenos have approved two pricey measures that seek to address a couple of pressing issues facing the city: homelessness and public transportation.

Measure HHH, the homeless bond, would tax property owners to help fund the construction of a number of housing units for homeless people over the next 10 years.

"We actually started the conveyor belt a long time ago. HHH just speeds it up," said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Measure M, meanwhile, would increase sales tax in the city to pay for an ambitious expansion of public transportation including street improvements.

Both measures seem to have achieved the two-thirds of the votes needed to pass. Final ballots are still being counted.

"People really answered that call," Garcetti said of Measure M's support. "It’s also a blueprint for how we start moving this country forward."

Garcetti spoke with Larry about what’s next for both projects, as well as respond to last night’s protests.

Garcetti warned protesters against blocking freeways, which he said would distract from their message by becoming the story, but he also expressed support for their right to express themselves.

"I’m very proud of this city, not only what we stood up for and what we speak out for, but modeling what love is about and standing against division and hatred — and that was 99 percent of what we saw on our streets," he said.

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Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles