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April 22, 2013|By William Nottingham
  • Mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti face off in a debate at the American Jewish University earlier this month.
Mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti face off in a debate at… (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles…)

If could pose a question to the remaining two candidates for Los Angeles mayor, what would it be?

How to improve education? How to break the city’s transportation gridlock? Or maybe something about the backlog of broken city sidewalks?

Several Los Angeles voters recently got that opportunity as part of separate Times video interviews with City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel.

WATCH: Garcetti video interview | Greuel video interview

The sessions appear today, jointly anchored by Times political reporter James Rainey and Times Editor at Large Jim Newton, who writes an opinion column. Both are veteran journalists who have spent years covering City Hall at various points in their careers.

The full candidate interviews are about 30 minutes long, punctuated by the voter questions. But you can also find shorter clips that quickly zero in on specific topics, including neighborhood revitalization, small business, immigration, education, public transit and making the city more pedestrian-friendly.

To follow all the news and background on the 2013 L.A. Mayor's Race leading up to and through the May 21 runoff, go to our main elections page.


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