The Los Angeles Times endorsed Carolyn Ramsay for City Council District 4, “the candidate who stands the better chance of growing into a tough-minded council member who could tackle citywide problems and minister to constituents without being pushed around by them is Ramsay.”
“Ramsay has shown that she can lead projects from start to finish. As a deputy in LaBonge’s office, she was his point person in the final years of the city’s campaign to acquire Cahuenga Peak and the surrounding 138 acres in Griffith Park. When she served as chief of staff to LaBonge, she secured funding to build much-needed soccer fields at Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park. Ramsay has proposed turning a 20-block industrial area of Hollywood into an Innovation Zone and promoting it as a location for tech start-ups,” wrote the Times in their editorial published Sunday, April 26.
“Ryu is affable and energetic. He was a senior deputy to L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Burke and, more recently, director of development and public affairs at Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center. But he doesn’t have much of a record of leadership and has only general ideas for how to handle the district’s problems or the city’s. His mantra on the campaign trail has been: “It’s not about what I want, it’s what you want.” But that only goes so far,” concluded the Times.
The election is May 19.