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Urban Issues Top LA Mayoral Debate

Park space, environmental and urban issues were the key theme at a debate among Los Angeles mayoral candidates sponsored by KCRW.

Councilman Joel Wachs; Parks Commissioner Steve Soboroff; Assemblyman Antonio Villaraigosa, D-Los Angeles; and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, said urban and environmental issues would be among their top priorities. Los Angeles should resemble an environmental workshop, with official efforts to turn the city green. "Of principal interest, the candidates said, is finding ways to expand park space in the city with a variety of programs -- from removing the concrete along the Los Angeles River and making it green again to making joint efforts on school grounds."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Full Story: Scenario greener in mayor race

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