A broad coalition of community groups--ranging from the Gay and Lesbian Community Service Center to the American Jewish Congress to the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.--has surveyed mayoral candidates on a wide range of issues facing Los Angeles.
The survey--consisting of 16 questions on subjects ranging from child care and immigration to the city budget deficit and race relations--is designed to assist voters in understanding the issues.
It will be made available to groups sponsoring candidates' forums to serve as a guide in their questioning.
"We wanted to provide a sharply focused debate of the real issues facing Los Angeles," said Carol Plotkin, associate director of the American Jewish Congress and co-chairwoman of the L.A. '93 Coalition.
"Our unity prevents the anticipated pandering to ethnic groups or political affiliations common when each group presents individual questionnaires to candidates."