It's the final days of the race in Council District 15, which includes San Pedro, Wilmington, and Harbor Gateway. And the LA Weekly puts together a piece on the race that doesn't mention a single issue immediately affecting the District. As this is the publication's last print piece possible before the election, that's a vast disappointment.
While Hillel Aron nimbly covers the matching funds angle in the race, this angle would have
been much more effectively covered after the election, when
conclusions could actually be drawn about how effectively the City Hall triple-matching funds scheme has served the voters.
The piece is in fact a nice piece of reporting that
puts the funding issue into a broader perspective. But it addresses an issue
entirely tangential to the race, even at a time when the public is even
thirsty to sort out the claims of various mailers and learn more about
whom to vote for.
In short, the piece was not really of service to the
voters in any timely way, and they would have been far better served by such
a piece after November 8 than immediately before it.
For information on actual issues in the race, please refer to my coverage over the past three months.