Councilman and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti released a Spanish TV commercial called “Comprobado.” The ad in Spanish is a loosely translated version of his English commercial “Proven.”
With little deviation in messaging, Garcetti discusses the need to now focus on the basic things, like picking up phones, filling potholes, and picking up trash.
Although these issues are important, there are bigger problems to solve, such as the lowest graduation rate of any major city in the nation, currently at 50%. One would think that Councilman Garcetti would choose to discuss the real issues with the largest minority in the city, considering that Latinos represent 50% of Angelenos and 75% of LAUSD students.
Unacceptable graduation and dropout rates tie into crime, unemployment, and more. Why does Garcetti, who was City Council President for the last 6 years, choose to ignore the major issues?
Clean our streets is important. Making informed decisions, understanding finance and resource allocation to avoid putting a stranglehold on our city’s budget is even better.
If Garcetti and other members of City Hall, which include mayoral candidates Councilwoman Jan Perry and City Controller Greuel, made the right decisions to begin with, then the city would have the money to clean the streets and fill the potholes. Instead, the city of Los Angeles has a $238 million deficit, which is projected to increase to over $400 million within two years unless someone steps in who is willing to the make bold decisions to avoid bankruptcy.
If the city of LA is to change, it is important that we not put the same leaders at the helm. It’s time for someone with an understanding of finance, the economy, resource allocation, and a thirst for innovation.
It’s time for Emanuel Alberto Pleitez to take this city in the right direction.
Watch Eric Garcetti’s Spanish commercial “Comprobado”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krCIdTadYvw&&w=640&h360]
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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