Piling On - MSM Cluing In
Governing Los Angeles
Oct 27th 2005
From The Economist print edition
HE IS just about everywhere in Los Angeles: talking to the derelicts and junkies on Skid Row, riding a new bus line, visiting strife-torn high schools, mediating in labour disputes, operating construction machinery, planting trees, hobnobbing with senators, even appearing in a TV sitcom. If success is defined by visibility, Antonio Villaraigosa, four months into his four-year term as mayor of America's second city, has already won hands-down.
An impressive start, but eventually LA's mayor will have to do something.