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Q&A With Assembly Candidates: Transportation

In its third installment in a week-long series of questions with candidates in the 50th Assembly District, Patch asks their opinions of a public transportation bill from a local assemblyman.

Editor's Note: Through June 5, we will publish a Q&A with the candidates vying to represent voters in the 50th Assembly District. Each candidate was asked to respond in 300 words or less. Their unedited answers are published below their photos above this article.

For its third question, Patch asked:

What’s your analysis of Assemblyman Mike Feuer’s (D-Los Angeles) AB 1444, preliminary legislation that he said is designed to streamline the approval process for public transit projects?

Feuer's would add urban rail transit projects to the list of development projects eligible to receive special legal protection from state environmental review challenges.

The are Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom, 53rd Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, political organizer Torie Osborn and attorney Brad Torgan. Scroll through the photos above for their answers.

Portions of the Santa Monica Mountains, Agoura Hills, Topanga, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Carthay Square, West Hollywood, much of Hollywood, Hancock Park and Miracle Mile make up the new 50th district.

The top two vote-getters in the June 5 primary election will advance to the Nov. 6 general election regardless of party preference or whether one candidate receives a majority of votes in the primary.

Patch Q&A series with Assembly candidates:

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