Eric Garcetti TV ad commercial, “Proven,” tries to talk track record

City Councilman Eric Garcetti, now candidate running for mayor of Los Angeles, released a new commercial, “Proven,” where he discusses the challenges problem solvers face.

Councilman Garcetti explains that it’s one thing to identify a problem and a different thing to solve it. The commercial notes that Garcetti worked hard to cut business taxes, drive pension reform, and revitalize neighborhoods, and that he is now ready to do the basics better, like answering phones, filling potholes, and picking up trash.

Garcetti has been in City Hall for almost twelve years, six of which he spent as President of L.A.’s City Council. interestingly enough, “Proven” never mentions that the city of Los Angeles now faces the highest dropout rate of any major city, one of the worst unemployment rates at close to 12%, and a $238 million deficit set to climb to $427 million by 2015.

Making a career out of politics is one thing, but bringing a city to the brink of bankruptcy and ignoring the most pressing issues is another.

It’s time for Los Angeles to elect a leader with experience across sectors and who lived the problems many Angelenos face. We can’t afford to promote the current politicians who are responsible for the hole the city is in.

Answering phones, filling potholes, and picking up trash is important. Ensuring our students walk out of school with a viable skill set, fixing L.A.’s broken economy, and allowing everyone to move forward should take precedent.

Learn about Emanuel Alberto Pleitez’ 7-point plan and vision for Los Angeles at


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Blog written by staff for the Emanuel Pleitez for Los Angeles Mayor 2013 campaign.
Emanuel Alberto Pleitez is a progressive Los Angeles native, he’s committed to uniting, serving, and inspiring his community. Son of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants, and experienced in the private and public sector, he hopes to re-energize Los Angeles with a grassroots campaign the likes of which the city has never seen before.
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