News Brief Silver Lake

Councilman David Ryu entered the City Council as a progressive outsider. Five years later, he's being attacked as not progressive enough.

The Los Angeles Times reports on the race for 4th Council District - an area that includes Los Feliz, Griffith Park and a portion of Silver Lake. The November run-off election pits Ryu against Nithya Raman, an activist and urban planner who has been pushing the race further to the left.

“The political climate has shifted — I haven’t,” Ryu said.

Raman said, “We live in a city where almost every politician calls themselves a progressive,” yet “you often see a disconnect” with the policies emerging from City Hall.

Read more at the L.A. Times.

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