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Mitch Englander and the Spirit of Enterprise

First there was outgoing Councilman Greig Smith's Friday newsletter touting Enterprise Zones.

Then there was my piece here and in CityWatch, a firm rebuttal explaining why Enterprise Zones don't really work.

Then, very soon after, came another study, backing me up.

And then the Times, mirable dictu, agreed with yours truly in an editorial, even while mentioning nobody at all.

And then candidate Mitch Englander (photo), for years chief of staff to Greig Smith, and very much wed to Enterprise Zones, said Jerry Brown, the Times and yours truly were all wrong.

Now an economics prof at CSUN also says that it's Mitch Englander who is wrong, in what has become the defining debate in the race for Council District 12. Democrat Brad Smith and Republican Kelly Lord, both also in the race, are also on record insisting that Republican Mitch Englander is wrong. Who will voters think is wrong? With under a month to go, this is getting fun to watch.