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Meet the candidates for Los Angeles mayor

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The Los Angeles Times editorial board interviewed most of the candidates for mayor, questioning them on homelessness, public safety and their capacity to lead the nation’s second-biggest city.

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Karen Bass

Congress member Karen Bass spoke about her approach to the city’s homelessness crisis and how she would develop a new vision of community safety in L.A.

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Congressmember Karen Bass would develop a new vision of community safety in L.A.

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Joe Buscaino

City Councilmember Joe Buscaino said he has a proven model to end street living and get people into shelters and transitional housing.

City Council member Joe Buscaino says he has a proven way to end street living.

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Rick Caruso

Developer Rick Caruso said his experience as a commissioner overseeing the Department of Water and Power and later the police department prepared him for the job of mayor.

Rick Caruso said his experience as a commissioner helped prepare him for the job of mayor.

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Kevin de León

City Councilmember Kevin de León says he has a track record of taking on big, complex issues and making change, including on homelessness.

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Kevin de León points to his track record of taking on big issues such as homelessness.

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Mike Feuer

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer talked about how he’d develop an emergency response to the city’s homelessness crisis.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer wants an emergency response to the homelessness crisis.

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Craig Greiwe

Public relations executive Craig Greiwe said he has detailed plans to get more than 50% of unhoused people off the streets in nine months.

Business executive Craig Greiwe says his plan would move half of the unhoused people off the streets by early next year.

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Alex Gruenenfelder Smith

Alex Gruenenfelder Smith, 20, is the youngest candidate and he wants to use his experience as a neighborhood council member and an activist to solve the city’s biggest problems.

Alex Gruenenfelder Smith, the youngest candidate, wants to use his experience as a neighborhood council member.

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Ramit Varma

Businessman and tech entrepreneur Ramit Varma said L.A. needs a mayor focused on practicality and accountability, and he brings fresh ideas to solve the city’s homelessness and transportation problems.

Businessman Ramit Varma says he would bring fresh solutions to the city’s homelessness and transportation problems.

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Gina Viola

Business owner, activist and organizer Gina Viola would create a paid advisory panel of unhoused residents to shape the city’s plans to address homelessness.

Gina Viola would create a paid advisory panel of unhoused residents to shape the city’s plans to address homelessness.

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Mel Wilson

Realtor and former Metro board member Mel Wilson explained how he would address the city’s housing shortage.

Mel Wilson explained how he would address the city’s housing shortage.

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