Watch Live 'Talking About Los Angeles' Interview

On Thursday afternoon, Patch sites in Los Angeles will feature a live stream of a Q&A with councilman and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti. The interview, before a live audience, will include questions from Patch readers.

A series of conversations with Los Angeles mayoral candidates begins Thursday afternoon with an interview of Councilman Eric Garcetti that will be shown via a live video stream you can connect to from this Patch site.

The interview, the first in the "Talking About Los Angeles" series, begins at 3:30 p.m. before an audience on the downtown campus of Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

Garcetti will take questions from moderator Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide education for Microsoft Corp., the event's lead sponsor. The councilman will also respond to questions .

Patch is a co-sponsor of the series.

Topics for the conversations include:

  • Transportation, goods movement and infrastructure;
  • Environment, green technology, resource protection, energy policies;
  • Quality of life issues—public safety, neighborhoods and city services;
  • Business climate, job creation and the local economy;
  • Education and workforce development;
  • Envision L.A.—a general discussion about the future of Los Angeles.

Other candidates who have committed to appear include  Austin Beutner, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James and Jan Perry.

Perry is scheduled for the next interview, which will be held at California State University Northridge in May, on a date yet to be announced.

The series is being organized by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a Latino voter participation organization; and Cerrell Associates, a Los Angeles political consulting firm.

For more information, visit the "Talking About Los Angeles" website at www.talkingaboutla.com.

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