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Stuck in L.A., Garcetti will have his hands full : Turning down a White House run, the mayor's focus will remain here

Jan 31, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

For nearly two years, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti garnered national media attention with his travels around the country, including to key presidential primary states. In speeches, he labeled Washington as corrupt, inept and divisive -- and he drew a contrast to L.A.

He said mayors are tackling issues, including climate change and transportation.

"Solving real problems," he told a crowd in Minnesota last fall, "that's what we do in the real world."

Taking his own advice, Gar...