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The Weekly's bad timing

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.