Environmental and Transportation Challenges Await New L.A. Mayor

Whoever is victorious in today's election to choose L.A.'s next mayor, the celebrating may be short lived. Pressing needs to strengthen the city's water supply, maintain transit momentum, and relieve toxic hotspots await the city's next leader.

During his time in office, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was able to advance several transportation- and environmentally-related initiatives. In the process of building his or her own legacy, L.A.'s next mayor will have to live up to the commitments set forth by previous office holders, while blazing their own trail. Molly Peterson looks at some of the pressing issues that await Los Angeles's next mayor.

"Besides inheriting the current policy that seeks to end L.A.'s use of coal power by 2025, the  winner of Tuesday's mayoral election will face a host of environmental challenges, including the need to increase the local supply of water, maintain momentum on mass transit projects, and fight pollution in toxic hotspots such as Boyle Heights."

Full Story: Water, transit and toxic hotspots are among environmental issues awaiting LA's next mayor

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