The Los Angeles Times and Fox 11 LA are hosting a live town hall event Thursday to examine the LA City Council scandal and explore a way forward for the city.
Tune in at 6 p.m. for LA in Crisis: The Call for Change. Times columnists Erika D. Smith and LZ Granderson and reporter Benjamin Oreskes will join Fox hosts Elex Michaelson and Marla Tellez for an hour-long special featuring city and community leaders and residents across Los Angeles.
You can see City Hall on KTTV Channel 11. You can also watch and participate on YouTube and YouTube Twitter; Use the hashtag #CrisisInLA to share your comments.
The live forum will include discussions with city officials, community leaders and experts, as well as participation from local residents. Topics include the immense power of the City Council, the relationships between LA’s Black and Hispanic communities, and what reforms and reckoning might be needed for the community to move forward.
City Hall is following the Times report of a leaked audio recording of three LA City Council members and a senior borough union leader making racist and derogatory comments last October. But it also captures four conspiracies to bolster their power through redistribution—drawing city council district lines.
Since The Times reported the recordings on Oct. 9, former City Council President Nury Martinez and former LA County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera have resigned. The other two participants in the recorded conversation, councilors Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León, have been stripped of their committee assignments but have resisted calls for their resignation. Full coverage is here.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-19/watch-town-hall-l-a-in-crisis How to watch L.A. Times and Fox 11 town hall, ‘L.A. in Crisis’