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Times Endorsements

April 01, 2001

The Times endorses selectively, on a case-by-case basis. Here is a summary of Times recommendations in Los Angeles primary elections April 10.

Mayor

Either City Atty. James K. Hahn or former Speaker of the Assembly Antonio Villaraigosa. These two able and broadly appealing candidates would make for an invigorating debate in the expected June runoff election about what the city should be.

Other Citywide Races

City Attorney: Mike Feuer

Controller: Laura Chick

Congress

32nd District: Diane Watson

City Council Races

District 1: Ed Reyes

District 3: Judith Hirshberg

District 5: Jack Weiss

District 7: Alex Padilla (incumbent)

District 9: Jan Perry

District 11: Cindy Miscikowski (incumbent)

District 13: Michael Woo

District 15: Janice Hahn

Los Angeles Unified School District

2nd District: Jose Huizar

4th District: Marlene Canter

6th District: Tom Riley

Community College Board

Office No. 2: Dan Rosales Jr.

Office No. 4: Kelly Candaele (incumbent)

Office No. 6: Samuel J. "Joey" Hill

Bond Issue

Proposition A: YES. This $1.2-billion capital bond measure would pay for needed repairs and expansions for Los Angeles community colleges.

City Charter Changes

Amendment 1: YES. Though very limited, this measure would remove some restrictive limits on police discipline.

Amendment 2: YES. Would restructure police and fire pension payouts to encourage veteran officers to stay on beyond 25 years.

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The full text of endorsements is available at www.latimes.com/endorsements.

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