The View from Los Angeles, with Robb Korinke

Echo Park Lake with Downtown Los Angeles Skyline. Shared under Wikimedia commons.

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Los Angeles is never short of political news, and between the mayor’s race and the fallout from the leaked recording of city council members, the past few months have been particularly newsworthy. We checked in with Robb Korinke, a principal, along with Mike Madrid, at GrassrootsLab, and the publisher of several newsletters on California local governments. He gave us an update on how the Bass administration is settling in, a look at the city council, and the ‘personalization’ of local politics.

Plus, we look at the “George Santos of Downey” for our Worst Week segment.

Show Notes:

1:15 Karen Bass’ approach on homelessness

3:49 Could this be a model

4:15 “One in five unhoused people in the United States live in LA”

4:42 New rental rules in LA

5:59 The mood around the homeless issue

8:15 Whither Rick Caruso?

8:57 Post tape, what’s up with the city council?

14:16 “It’s becoming very personal”

19:00 The issues have shifted from DC to local: policing and housing at top of list

21:47 The capitol to local pipeline

23:58 #WWCA

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