Now that voters in Los Angeles have cast their ballots in the primary for mayor, the top two contenders are preparing to meet in a runoff election on May 21.
Mayors of the City of Los Angeles serve four-year terms, according to the city’s charter. The new mayor will take office on June 30, 2013.
For more information about the election, visit the City of Los Angeles’ election page.
City Councilman Eric Garcetti and city Controller Wendy Greuel set up a contest of two Democrats who occupy a lot of similar positions in an election to determine who will lead the nation’s second most populous city that’s troubled by double-digit unemployment and a looming budget gap.
KFWB’s Penny Griego and Phil Hulett spoke with each candidate the morning after the primary election. Listen to those interviews:
| Eric Garcetti:
| Wendy Greuel: