September 26, 2020 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

‘Meet’ the Candidates, Then VOTE Tomorrow!

A new Mayor, City Attorney, Controller, Councilmembers (including CD11) and more will be voted on tomorrow (Tuesday, March 5th) in Los Angeles. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm. Click here to find your polling place and to see a sample ballot!

CD11 Campaign Spending
Campaign spending for Council office in CD11. Click to read “real size”!

While Yo! Venice! does not usually make political endorsements, we do endorse Eric Garcetti for Mayor. Garcetti, who grew up in Los Angeles, knows the dynamics of Venice well and will likely be the best candidate for our community.

For Venice (CD11), there are four choices on the ballot for our City Council (listed here in ballot order) seat:

Tina Hess

Hess is a prosecutor that has worked in the City Attorney’s Office for the last 25 years.

West LA Democratic Club Candidates Forum videos (February 9th) via BB.

Mike Bonin

Bonin has worked in government for the last 20 years, most recently as Councilman Rosendahl’s chief of staff. Über connected politically, Bonin’s “grassroots campaign” address is listed as that of the Kaufman Legal Group.

Odysseus Bostick

Bostick is a teacher who was formerly in finance.

Frederick Sutton

Sutton is a realtor that grew up in West LA.

Skype Interview via TheMomsLA

Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti:

Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel:

Chief of Staff Spokeswoman for mayoral candidate Jan Perry:

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