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Garcetti is only part of the big changeover at L.A. City Hall

June 30, 2013|By David Zahniser
  • On Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti practices the speech he will deliver from the steps of City Hall.
On Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti practices the speech… (David Zahniser / Los Angeles…)

Sunday's inaugural festivities at Los Angeles City Hall aren’t just about Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, the veteran councilman who is replacing termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The event marks the most dramatic transformation of the city's political leadership since 2001, with nine of the city’s 18 elected offices changing hands. A total of 11 politicians, including Garcetti, will be sworn in during the event, which will be held on the Spring Street side of City Hall, followed by a party at Grand Park.

Former Assemblyman Mike Feuer is replacing Carmen Trutanich as city attorney. Former city commissioner Ron Galperin is taking over as city controller, replacing Wendy Greuel. Both Feuer and Galperin will have the opportunity to make brief remarks, according to the event schedule released by Garcetti's office.

In addition, six new members are joining the City Council: former Assemblyman Gil Cedillo on the Eastside; Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield in the West Valley; former Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes in the east Valley; state Sen. Curren Price in South Los Angeles; and council aides Mike Bonin on the Westside and Mitch O’Farrell in an Echo Park-to-Hollywood district.

The changeover is due in large part to term limits, both in Los Angeles and in the Legislature.

Two returning councilmen, Paul Koretz and Joe Buscaino, will also be sworn in.


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