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LA City Attorney Debate Next Week at Town Hall

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We couldn’t think of anything nerdier to attend…and we cover Comic Con.

Carmen Trutanich, Environmental Attorney, and Jack Weiss, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 5th District, both vying for the office of city attorney in a well-publicized runoff race, will debate each other, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy. The nonpartisan organizations TOWN HALL Los Angeles and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles will host the debate. KNBC’s Conan Nolan is the moderator.

All the info is here.

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LA Papers Weigh In on Mayor V’s Gubernatorial Chances

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Daniel Heimpel‘s beat has been Measure B. He explains the implications of its failing for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:

Villaraigosa is considering a run for governor in 2010, and, as L.A. Weekly has previously reported, he has spent much of his time as mayor focused on appearances at photo ops and other press-oriented events. Statewide polls have shown him trailing Attorney General Jerry Brown and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in a mock gubernatorial election, and Villaraigosa still suffers high negatives following an affair that ruined his marriage.

His re-election on March 3 was supposed to create a political boost for him. His huge campaign war chest frightened off any big-name rivals for mayor, leaving him a largely clear field for a re-election romp. As the Weekly learned last month, solar Measure B was rushed onto the March 3 ballot to burnish Villaraigosa’s image with voters around California.

David Zahniser and Phil Willon write in the LAT:

The election was a mixed bag for the mayor in other ways. His ally, City Councilman Jack Weiss, was forced into a runoff in the race for city attorney. His push for the solar energy plan known as Measure B stumbled despite a flood of 30-second television commercials that featured the mayor as the sole salesman. And Measure E, a plan to give taxpayer subsidies to businesses, was defeated despite support from Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton.

We think it’s funny that Mayor V nearly lost to gadflies because that’s what he is to the Obama Administration.