It's been a year since Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took office. Southern California Public Radio political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze join Take Two for a look at what he's accomplished in these 365 days.
If we were in fact grading the mayor, what letter grade would you give him and why?
Back when he was candidate Garcetti, he promised to create 20,000 new jobs in the green sector. Where is he on that promise?
Another promise was to make all of the city's general managers reapply for their jobs. Why did Garcetti say it was important to do this? Did he follow through on the promise?
The Mayor has supported phasing out the gross receipts tax. Remind us what this tax is and why Eric Garcetti wants to get rid of it? How's that goal coming along?
City Hall's relationship with the Department of Water and Power has received so much attention this year. The mayor said he would reform the utility by bringing more transparency and accountability. Is the DWP of 2014 any different than the DWP of 2013?
Garcetti has repeatedly said he wants to make City Hall more transparent and more accessible. His staff now posts metrics about city services online. The Mayor himself is all over social media of all kinds. Have those efforts translated into more transparency?
Looking back at his first year, what do you see as his biggest accomplishment and his biggest misstep?