This is an election year and there are a lot of races that will affect our neighborhoods, our city and our county. The Buzz is excited to team up with our very own local direct grassroots action organization, H.O.D.G (which stands for Hang Out Do Good) for a weekly discussion with the candidates in local city races: mayor, supervisor, city council, city attorney, sheriff, and an occasional state assembly seat.
“LOOKING LOCAL: A Discussion Series on LA’s Local Elections” will feature a one-hour virtual discussion every Sunday from 4-5 p.m. with candidates who are running for local office. The Buzz will be listening in and reporting on each discussion.
“There are tons of elections pulling our attention nationally,” explained Jennifer Levin, Windsor Square resident and H.O.D.G. co-organizer (along with Hancock Park resident Helen Eigenberg). “This series is our opportunity to get to know the people who want to lead our city, our county, the people we will be voting – or not voting – for. The series is virtual. And FREE. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to pass along the link.”
The series starts this Sunday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. The first discussion is presented in collaboration with Civic Sundays with David Levitus, LA Forward, speaking on Los Angeles Local Government + Redistricting 101.
“Because many of us don’t know what these local positions actually entail, and because of recent redistricting, who is now representing us, we decided to start with a conversation with David Levitus from LA Forward. David will review everything we need to know about local government and redistricting so that in the coming weeks, we know what the heck we are even talking about, and what we should be looking for in a candidate,” explained Levin.
Here is the current calendar to date. Organizers note that candidates schedules are always in-flux, so this line-up may change. They have already added an extra time slot, 5-6 p.m. to accommodate candidate Scott Epstein who is running for CD5.
LOOKING LOCAL LINE-UP
1/30 (2-3 pm): LA Government + Redistricting with David Levitus (LA Forward)
2/6 (4-5pm): Sheriff Candidates – Eric Strong (confirmed), Eli Vera (confirmed), Cecil Rhambo (un-confirmed)
2/13 (4-5pm) Lindsey Horvath, Board of Supervisors (confirmed)
2/20 (4-5pm) Richard Bloom, Board of Supervisors (confirmed)
2/27 (4-5pm) Karen Bass, Mayor (unconfirmed)
3/6 (4-5 pm) Mike Feuer, Mayor (confirmed)
3/13 (4-5 pm) Louis Abramson, State Assembly, 51 (confirmed)
3/20 (4-5pm) Katy Young Yaroslavsky, City Council District 5 (confirmed)
3/20 (5-6pm) Scott Epstein, City Council District 5 (confirmed)
3/27 (4-5pm) Jimmy Biblarz, City Council District 5 (confirmed)
4/3 (4-5 pm) Sam Yebri, City Council District 5 (confirmed)
4/10 (4-5pm) Mitch O’Farrell, City Council District 13 (confirmed)
4/17 (4-5pm) Kate Pynoos, City Council District 13 (confirmed)
4/24 (4-5 pm) Hugo Soto Martinez, City Council District 13 (confirmed)
5/1 (4-5 pm) Teddy Kapur, City Attorney (confirmed)
5/8 (4-5 pm) Hydee Feldstein Soto, City Attorney (confirmed)
5/15 (4-5 pm) Faisal Gill, City Attorney (confirmed)
5/22 (4-5 pm) Jessica Lall, Mayor (confirmed)
5/29 (4-5 pm) Henry Stern, Supervisor (un-confirmed)
6/7: ELECTION DAY
Click here to register. Everyone is welcome.
About Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.
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