Cue The Doors This is The End as we enter the final stretch before Tuesday’s elections. This round of Ballot Box will look at the details from last week’s debate at Cal State L.A. and a few more lines about billboards.
- The L.A. Times summarizes the February 18 debate at Cal State L.A. Gloria Molina made efforts to paint Councilman Jose Huizar as being too cozy with parties outside of City Hall. “The [city] budget is really controlled by a lot of special interests — everybody taking care of everybody else, except for the taxpayer,” said Molina.
- Tony Castro at Voxxi.com questions if Gloria Molina is tarnishing her reputation with the race for CD14. Not only has Molina overestimated her own political power, she also underestimated Huizar’s sway in his district. “The 14th district is also only a small slice of the vast supervisorial district that Molina represented for 23 years, meaning this is likely better identified as Huizar’s back yard than hers,” says Castro.
- Councilman Huizar says he wants stricter sign regulations. But there also happens to be contributions from Lamar Advertising, a Louisiana based firm, to Huizar’s campaign. Or more accurately billboards in support of his reelection campaign according to Dakota Smith over at The Daily News. “Lamar has also put up signs supporting five other City Council candidates: Nury Martinez, Mitch Englander, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Paul Krekorian and Herb Wesson.”
The primary elections are on Tuesday March 3. Polls open will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Nathan Solis is a Highland Park resident who writes about and photographs the L.A. music scene. You can find more of Solis’ stories, reviews and photos at Avenue Meander.