Bike the Vote: Candidate Surveys for LA's Next Mayor and City Council, Plus a CD11 Candidate Forum

January 18, 2013

Local elections are coming in March, and are you wondering where you candidate stands on bike and pedestrian policy? How about the hit-and-run epidemic? Bike Plan implementation? Road maintenance?

While LACBC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and cannot endorse candidates, we can get candidates' views on bike planning and policy to better inform voters on where these candidates stand on issues that affect you..  

Candidate Surveys

Earlier this week, we sent out our candidate surveys to all of the mayoral candidates and all of the city council candidates. We'll post up responses on our blog beginning on January 31st for the mayoral candidates and beginning on February 7th for the council candidates. Stay tuned for updates from our candidates.

Additionally, we have partnered with Los Angeles Streetsblog, Occidental College's Urban & Environmental Policy Program, the Bus Riders Union, Los Angeles Walks, and Southern California Transit Advocates, to get the five leading mayoral candidates on film to answer questions posed by our partners and us. All five leading candidates--Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James, Jan Perry, and Emanuel Pleitez--have committed.

Candidate Forums for CD 11 and CD 1


Last week, we co-hosted a Livable Streets Candidate Forum with Los Angeles Streetsblog, Los Angeles Walks, and Bikerowave. All four CD 11 candidates attended, and Los Angeles Streetsblog has one-one-one interviews with each of the candidates: Frederick Sutton, Tina Hess, Odysseus Bostick, and Mike Bonin. Update: LA Streetsblog now has video of the entire forum up.

Now, we move onto to a candidate forum for Council District 1! Following our Ride Figueroa event, we will be co-hosting a Livable Streets Candidate Forum for CD 1 with Los Angeles Streetsblog, Los Angeles Walks, and Occidental College's Environmental and Urban Policy Program. Council District 1, which is currently represented by Council Member Ed Reyes, includes the communities of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angeleno Heights, Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, Mid-Cities, and MacArthur Park, among others.

So far, we have Jose A. Gardea and Jesse Rosas confirmed.

Livable Streets Candidate Forum for CD 1
When: Sunday, February 10; 1 PM
Where: Occidental College's Herrick Memorial Chapel Lower Herrick Room - 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, 90041