Mayoral candidate Councilman Garcetti released two 15 second television commercials based around La Opinion’s backing and his claims of leadership in affordable housing and neighborhood revamping.
Interestingly enough, Councilman Garcetti’s new TV ads don’t discuss his plans to address the growing gap between the cost of living and limited job opportunities in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles faces a grave situation. Aside from the increasing deficit and painful unemployment and drop-out rates, the city has been unable to open a path out of poverty for a lot of LA residents. This is especially seen in low-income areas where the city’s leadership allows large real estate developers to revamp existing properties without working through the consequences.
The next mayor of Los Angeles needs to work towards a higher standard of living across the city. However, it doesn’t stop there. He or she needs to create opportunities so that residents’ income increase at a similar, if not faster, rate than the cost of living. Without addressing the root problems of poverty, higher property value is irrelevant.
This is one of the main reasons the March 5th election is so important.
Emanuel Alberto Pleitez, candidate running for mayor of Los Angeles, knows how harsh the Los Angeles reality can be. He has lived the problems first-hard, moving around ten homes before he was ten years old. Aside from understanding the need for city-wide solutions, he has the experience in finance, technology, and community development to execute them in a way so that all of LA wins, not a select few.
Watch Councilman Eric Garcetti’s “Para alcalde” TV commercials
Blog written by Juan Vasquez, Field Organizer and Fellow 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.
Elections for the next mayor of Los Angeles are March 5th, 2013. Top candidates are Emanuel Alberto Pleitez, Councilman Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Greuel, Councilwoman Jan Perry and conservative radio personality Kevin James.
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