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Letters: Boston's Menino did it; so can Garcetti

September 28, 2013

Re "Garcetti's goal: online yardsticks," Sept. 26

It's interesting that this article appeared in the same week that Boston held its primary election to replace longtime Mayor Tom Menino.

Menino is my former student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His undergraduate degree in community planning was earned in 1988.

Among other things, we used to talk about how to improve city services and how to measure progress in this regard. The fact that Los Angeles is looking to Boston for guidance in measuring departmental effectiveness is appropriate just as Menino is leaving office after 20 years with a 70% approval rating.

Hopefully, similar progress can be made in L.A. under Mayor Eric Garcetti during his term in office.

Philip S. Hart

Los Feliz


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