The infamous Michael Trujillo e-mail did not rise to the level of the Los Angeles District Attorney filing charges. Additionally, this week there was a candidate forum where both Rudy Martinez and Jose Huizar pledged to focus on the issues instead of nasty personal attacks. I could not attend this forum, but I did find this clip for you to view:
The LA Downtown News also has a pretty good analysis of this race so far as it enters its remaining few weeks. It looks like Jose Huizar is still in a good position as the incumbent, but I do want to highlight this segment from Rudy Martinez, addressing people who work on their cars on the lawns and campers parked on streets for extended periods of time because I think that these courtesy and basic residential pride issues are ones that many Latino neighborhoods need to work on:
One thing that Martinez seemed to focus on, just from the clips that I saw from this candidate forum, was volunteerism, which is fine. However, I think that residents don’t necessarily have time for more volunteering and that a reduction in services will have to happen for some things that require professional staff.
And finally, here’s another report on this week’s candidate forum.