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LA County Will Soon Require Municipal Workers To Show Vaccination Proof
"U. S. Metropolitan area will soon require municipal workers to show proof of their covid 19 vaccination status. Los Angeles County 891 Covid patients are hospitalized an 8% rise in one day in 33% since last Friday, L. A Mayor Eric Garcetti, announcing the city of Los Angeles will mandate that all city workers show proof they've been Vaccinated or be subjected to once a week covid testing, starting with the requirement that they report their vaccination status. This brings a city in line with what California's mandating of state and healthcare workers like
Biden nominates Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as ambassador to India
"U. S ambassador to India. Garcetti, leader of the country's second largest city, was nominated by President Biden yesterday If he leaves office to take the job L A City Council president Nury Martinez would become acting mayor until the interim mayor is named or a special election is held. A man from Santa
Biden Nominates Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as Ambassador to India
"Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he's ready to serve if confirmed as U. S ambassador to India, the White House announcing his nomination on Friday. Garcetti's term doesn't end until December of next year. But if confirmed he would resign and assumed the role in India
Biden Nominates LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India Ambassador
"The White House has released some of its nominations for diplomatic posts including sending the mayor of Los Angeles to service the U. S. ambassador to India Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti got high marks for his leadership during the pandemic but facing problems with homelessness and rising crime in his city Kerr said he's been selected to serve as ambassador to India considered a difficult diplomatic post insiders say former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel could be the next ambassador to Japan former interior secretary Ken Salazar would head to Mexico former state department official Nicholas burns to China president but is also nominated retired miracle on the Hudson pilot Sully Sullenberger to service the U. S. representative on the council of the international civil aviation organization these nominations would need to be confirmed Jackie Quinn Washington
11 U.S. Mayors Commit to Develop Reparations Pilot Projects
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting eleven U. S. mayors commit to developer reparations pilot projects mayors from eleven U. S. cities large and small are pledging to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of black residents in their cities Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti while America is a land of opportunity for some it remains a place of injustice inequality and dignity for too many of our black brothers and sisters the smallest of the cities in the group calling itself mayors organized for reparations and equity or more is toll house the Oklahoma whose mayor is Keisha current means a lot for me it means a lot for my ancestors and it means a lot for our community the goal of more is to create a template for how a federal reparations program could work no details were announced on how much the more project will cost who will pay for it or how beneficiaries will be chosen hi Mike Rossio
Judge Orders L.A. To Provide Shelter for Skid Row Residents
"A federal judge has ordered los angeles to find housing. For all of the homeless people now camped on skid row. World's policeman reports judge david. O carter gave the city and los angeles county one hundred eighty days to come up with shelter for the more than sixty six thousand people now. Living on the streets women and children must have housing within ninety days. The order came a day after. La mayor eric. Garcetti pledged to spend nearly one billion dollars over the next year to address the problem. Carter ordered garcetti to put that money in an escrow account and gave the mayor seven days to come up with a spending plan. the judge's ruling stems from a lawsuit filed last year by a group of business owners residents and community leaders. It accuses a city and county of failing to address the desperation that homeless people face. Garcetti said he shared the judges sense of urgency but didn't know whether his proposed solution was feasible. An attorney representing ally county said it might
Judge orders LA to offer shelter for homeless on Skid Row
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a federal judge orders Los Angeles to offer shelter for the homeless on Skid Row a federal judge has ordered Los Angeles city and county to find shelter for all un housed residents on Skid Row within one hundred eighty days in addition judge David O. Carter ordered an audit of any spending related to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles Carter who is overseeing a sweeping lawsuit about homelessness in Los Angeles delivered a one hundred ten page order slamming the ineffective response by authorities Carter also ordered one billion dollars that mayor Eric Garcetti vowed to spend on homelessness over the coming year to be placed in escrow as of January twenty twenty there were more than sixty six thousand four hundred homeless people in Los Angeles county with forty one thousand of them within the Los Angeles city limits hi Mike Rossio
‘Botham Jean Boulevard' Officially Unveiled in Dallas
"Of bottom. John was in Dallas this past weekend as the city renamed the street after him. On Saturday, John was shot and killed in 2018 by an off duty Dallas police officer who said it was a mistake. Mayor Eric Johnson at the ceremony says it's important that we remember that he also had this to say that John's family think You so much for the grace that you've shown throughout this. We know this is difficult, but the city of Dallas mourns with you. We honor your son's legacy. And hopefully this is just a small, small demonstration of how we feel about the contributions that your son made in the very short period time that we had him here ceremony. But shells shells on on on South South South Lamar Lamar Lamar ST ST ST a a a portion portion portion of of of Lamar Lamar Lamar from from from I I I 32 32 32 South South South Central Central Central Expressway Expressway Expressway is is is now now now renamed renamed renamed Bottom Bottom Bottom John John John Boulevard, Boulevard, Boulevard,
Dallas Mayor Launches Investigation Into Why Officer Accused Of Murder Stayed On Job
"Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's calling for urgency in the City Council's investigation into why a Dallas police officer was allowed to remain on the force after he became a person of interest in 2 2019 murders. This is not something I'm at all interested in seeing Move at the pace of city government. Mayor Johnson called in a newly formed ethics committee to get busy and investigate why Brian riser was left on the force for Salone.
As Texas’ mandate ends, some Dallas-area cities still require a mask
"The the statewide statewide Govind Govind 19 19 restrictions restrictions are are fully fully rolled rolled back back as as taxes taxes begin begin to to navigate navigate the the new new normal normal of of life life without without statewide statewide restrictions restrictions amid amid the the ongoing ongoing covert 19 pandemic. Local leaders have taken it upon themselves to decide what's best for residents based on current coronavirus metrics. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson issued a mask mandate for city employees and for residents on city property days before Governor Greg Abbott lifted restrictions. Essentially an order of mine takes on the effect of a city ordinance in an emergency. What was Mayor Betsy Price says The city's decision was similar to its North Texas neighbor. The city manager issued an order that city employees would wear masks and the people coming in. We would strongly recommend it, and that's in keeping with the governor's orders that we could. We just felt like it was a little premature to lift it. We wanted to get through spring break for the governor's order attacks. His businesses are also allowed to make their own decisions about whether or not they want to enforce the mask mandate. Prompting some to wonder about the potential spread of covert 19 Now that businesses can operate at full capacity, Mayor Price says the city consulted attorneys about the legalities of easing restrictions and covert 19 spread for its business sector. There's been a fair amount of work that it's a federal level and at the state level, own liability for businesses and for governmental entities, and we're being told there wouldn't be any most of the business owners prices spoken to have said they'll take a sensible approach to mask enforcement. Most of the businesses that I've talked to him for just being reasonable about it. They're saying we're gonna ask him to wear a mask and if they want, we're going to say you can come in any way somebody we're not gonna let people in the city of Dallas is forming an online database on North Texans can identify which businesses are requiring maths and which ones aren't Tristan Hallman is with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's office making a judgment Either way. It's just a yes or no. Are you requiring it or not, it'll populated database in a map that's searchable. And you can find locations as well. So the public should be able Tomo to go in and look and see if the business is requiring a master. Not lightly Cove in 19 metrics have been trending downward in north Texas, and leaders want that promising trend to continue in for worth officials air Using a twist on the city's y'all were a mass campaign to do it called it a strong It's the same symbol with the cowboy with the mask, and it's got a listing of what businesses and what restaurants and things will require whether you need a mask or whether you don't need me. Yes, these north AC's and say with the arrival of more covert 19 vaccines, they're optimistic about the future but remain hesitant about the governor's decision to fully open right now. Yeah, Yeah, little little bit. bit. Some Some people people don't don't care. care. I I do do know know some some people people are are really really happy happy about about it. it. I'm I'm kind kind of of scared scared about about it, it, Nicolo Nicolo say say W W B B A A P news. We'll check out weather and traffic
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Returns Boeing’s 737 Max To Service
"In the ability of the Boeing 7 37 Max is it returns to service this week, Multiple flights took off after the planes were grounded worldwide in 2019 following two deadly crashes. Overseas aviation expert Denny Kelly says he has full trust in the software upgrades to the plane matches You safe in airplane injuries in the sky, not safest. Because of all the checks and balances that it's going to her, so I think you know longer and I think it'll help Southwest. He says. The return of the Max will provide a big economic boost to the airline. And Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is
Dallas Mayor Asks Businesses to Fill Out City Survey on Mask Policies
"Out a new city survey on mask policy. With the lifting of the statewide mass mandate. Many North Texans left wondering which business is still require masks. Tristen Homan with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's office says businesses are asked to fill out an online survey about their policy. I think there's an incentive for the businesses. They want the public to know what they're doing before they go there, and we were hopeful that they'll put Anticipate the city will put together an online map and database for North Texans to visit to find out where they'll need a mask and where they won't Clayton Nevil, WB AP
Dallas to probe why cop accused of murder stayed on job
"The mayor of Dallas is demanding answers after a Dallas police officer was left on duty after being named a person of interest in two murders. Ryan riser is charged with two counts of capital murder and accused of orchestrating two separate murder for hire plots in 2017, according to DPD riser, was named a person of interest in the murders in 2019, but remained on active duty until he was arrested last week. Mayor Eric Johnson, now calling on a newly established ethics committee to investigate why riser remained on duty. Former Dallas police chief Rene Hall said riser wasn't placed on leave to avoid compromising the investigation.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson to require masking up in city buildings after state order ends
"Sutherland. Fox is the city of Dallas issued its own mass mandate in response to Governor Greg Abbott's decision to lift statewide covert 19 restrictions next week. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson signed the mandate, which is said to begin March 10th when habits order expires. W babies. My trainer says Mayor Johnson doesn't want to lose ground on covert 19 In a statement for the mayor's office, Johnson says, quote masks or one of the most effective tools we have for halting, covered 19 spread and mutations. We cannot afford to let down our guard yet. Was quote the mandate to wear face coverings is required in all city buildings and the city of Fort Worth, will continue to require mask that city buildings to include municipal building city hall and libraries. Other covert 19 safety protocols will also remain in effect to include limited occupancy and temperature checks for
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Signs Order Requiring Face Coverings Inside City Government Buildings
"It's too soon to lift mass mandates and doesn't know why Governor Abbott thinks doing so is a good idea. The mayor plans to mandate masks and all city owned buildings and says he's working with city attorneys to figure out that the gallery of it all, essentially an order of mine. Takes on the effect of a city ordinance in an emergency governor. Abbott said earlier this week that he supports mass wearing during the Corona virus pandemic, but doesn't believe Texans need to be told by the state to do it anymore. Quite Nevil, WB AP News Were pulled for you and
Dallas Mayor Plans to Issue Mask Mandate for City Owned Buildings
"The mayor of Dallas is expected issue a mask mandate before the statewide mask requirement is officially lifted next Wednesday. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says it's too soon to lift mask mandates and doesn't know why Governor Abbott thinks doing so is a good idea. The mayor plans to mandate masks in all city owned buildings and says he's working with city attorneys to figure out the legality of it all, Essentially an order of mine. Takes on the effect of a city ordinance in an emergency governor. Abbott said earlier this week that he supports mass wearing during the Corona virus pandemic, but doesn't believe Texans need to be told by the state to do it
Dallas To Enact Mask Mandate Before State Mandate Expires
"Of Dallas, expected to issue a mask mandate before the statewide mass requirement is officially lifted next Wednesday was Mayor Eric Johnson says it's too soon to lift mass mandates and doesn't know why. Governor Amit thinks doing so was a good idea. The mayor plans to mandate masks and all city owned buildings and says he's working with city attorneys to figure out the legality of it all, essentially an order of mine. Takes on the effect of a city ordinance in an emergency. The governor Abbott said earlier this week that he supports mass wearing during the Corona virus pandemic, but doesn't believe Texans need to be told by the state to do it anymore. Twit Nevil, WB AP New
Los Angeles vaccination sites to expand eligibility for appointments this week
"Steve Coming. L A Mayor Eric Garcetti says City run covert 19 vaccination sites will reopen Tuesday with expanded eligibility to align with Los Angeles County public health guidance. They will go into effect tomorrow. City sites will primarily provide second dose is this week and offer a small number of first dose appointments throughout the week. The city's online portal will be updated tomorrow to allow workers and food and agriculture, education and child care and emergency services and first responders to
"mayor eric" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Course was so classy when he got it. He said it's an honor just to be contaminated in the movie. The person who cures Tom Hanks. We'll be played by Tom. Hanks all right. We got a great show a little bit of a show have five great guests. Willie Nelson Seth McFarland Max Brooks La. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Ads Senator Bernie Sanders. All of them is not one on one yesterday. So let's get right to okay. My first guest here from my house is The Democratic Mayor of Los Angeles and Boy Am. I glad we have one of those. Please welcome Mayor Eric Garcetti. They're clapping at home. I'm sure for you Mr Mayor. Thank you so much for being here with me today or remotely with me here today. I wanted to have you on the show for a long time. I wish it could have been under happier circumstances but I guess the good news for Los Angeles you were the one of one of the first to give a stay at home order and that seems to have worked I guess my first question is because we were first doing that. Might we be one of the first to end well. I've said the more quickly people do things the shorter this will last in the slower that they do things the longer it will last so it could be but we also were not as far into the infection as other parts of the country like on the east coast so remains to be seen. We're about fourteen to seventeen days kind of behind our calendar of where New York is. We implemented these things earlier. So I'm hoping that throughout California the first state to do this that we will be able to get back to work and back out of the cave as it. Were sooner. But we're GONNA wait for public health professionals to tell us we should expect it to be a couple of months and as our civic vice-principal on this What sort of grade would you give Angelinos for following the order. I would say it's a solid B. Right now We got an A. Actually in one of these groups that grades how much our cell phones move so If people are sneaking out there at least keeping their cell phones at home because it showed that we had been the county moving the least here in southern California and throughout the country. But you know we see slippage of that and I think that there's always folks that are looking to get to the beach. We had to close that down. Get out to the trails and I understand it. These are the iconic locations in places we love to be but this really is about that discipline of a couple of weeks and reminding people when you move you kill yourself and you could certainly kill somebody else so unless it's necessary unless you're critical worker. Stay at home. Well the last I read there was eight thousand cases in a state of forty million people. Now obviously that's going to go up because we're entering that phase now where those numbers are going to rise. How are we doing with hospitals masks ventilators equipment? Well you know. We are about eleven behind New York City in terms of fatalities per capita in La County. Maybe fourteen days behind number of cases. But they've had more test their We're doing okay. We're holding steady. And I hope that I stayed mortars gives us an extra week or two that other places wouldn't have every city has to be prepared for when the cases are gonna hit your capacity and just to put it in perspective we have You know about twenty two thousand beds total in all of our hospitals that are general emergency room hospitals of those were having only about thirteen or fourteen. Fifteen hundred of them available right now. Only a couple of hundred. Icu BEDS so these hospitals are already about ninety percent filled. Ninety five percents filled before the onslaught. Now they're building capacity. They're moving beds around their changing rooms. That didn't have ventilators. We've got about a little bit under a thousand ventilators unused right now. Prepared for when folks come. But we're GONNA hit that that That wall whether it's in two weeks or three weeks we're confident every city will go through that we're just trying to do our best to save as many lives as possible I do. We have enough masks. I know that there has been conflicting information even from the CDC about how effective they are Day of sometimes made us feel like they're not that effective I think it has got to be somewhat more effective than nothing and I've heard other people I think yourself say even if it's a BANDANNA which worries me in La because if I wear the redwood and then I'm out where the crooked the blood redder of really screwed I mean look the these things like this which are different than masks. I mean they are what we call mass. But they're not medical grade masks. We have about five million of these that close companies here in Los Angeles Have already started to make that. They think they can make about five million a week The metaphor is like that. You know football player might be smaller than the door. That's the virus and the door is the size of the pores in this. But if you have five or six football players trying to rush through the same time it actually can help. Droplets not spread and save our Grocery Clerks. Save folks that are doing are critical work. So I'm a big believer and I keep waiting for national guidance. Might here very soon. I just heard before coming in here. Maybe the president by the time this gets. Us shown we'll have said it as well and those countries like Czech Republic in Korea and other places Taiwan that have them shown a slower rate of growth. So it's important to remember that's different than the surgical and the medical grade mass that we need there aren't enough of those. Were still hold on. We've got some times a week or so of supplies. I've deputized the head of our port of Los Angeles. Which is the biggest port anywhere in the Americas to be Archie Logistics Officer? And so we're looking at supply chains and companies and chasing down every lead to order for hospital so hospitals don't have to compete with each other cities don't have to compete with each other states. Don't have to compete with the federal government. It's a mess out there But you know right now. We're holding on but it's week to week is honest answer. You mentioned the president I imagine it is a Hobson's choice as an elected official especially in California not his favorite state because as you know he would have won the popular vote. If not for all the illegal voters here but it's a tough choice for a guy like you because on the one hand you want to tell the truth on the other hand if you say anything critical. This president has shown that he will deny essential services and equipment to states. That aren't nice enough to him so I guess what I'm asking us. How are your praising skills when you need them for this president? Well first of all. I think you're doing a great job either. Television or non good but seriously you know I'll I'll say thanks to anybody. I'll work with the President before this happened. I was working with Ben. Carson his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development even though some of my democratic friends said don't when it comes to homelessness because he had a genuine heart about it he was willing to listen. And we've been working together. Same thing with this president when it came to the US naval ships mercy He brought it. I said thank you. I talked to folks in the White House just days before art of what I hope Helped bring it here but also will be shy about criticizing what we don't have at the national level. We don't have the preparation for this. We need to prepare for the second spike of this when it comes in the late fall or early winter we've got to use all the resources federal government better and I'm a big federalist I love that here in California. We have states rights. We can go our own way whether it's on immigration the arm and other things but federalism depends on the central government. Doing some of the most important things like defending our country with wars foreign policy international trade. And certainly a pandemic response would fit into that. I'd like to see much more sort of leadership much more national standards much earlier adoption. I'm glad he's now saying that. The whole country should do this of but I got on a phone call with about three hundred fellow mayors two weeks ago just after we had done this and I said do it now. I don't care if you don't have one single case it's coming. And the way the media reported this is kind of coastal allowed it to become a democratic or blue state thing you know just a week and a half ago. I was looking Wyoming. Had the same action rate is La. So did North Dakota. You know it was just per capita. People weren't looking at it. They were looking at absolute number. So this is coming to your town no matter what and we need national leadership on procurement on testing on standards and on advice. Well I think he did a good job on this so far. I wish you continued luck and all of us good luck and hopefully we won't have here in California. We are the land of the sequels. Hopefully we won't have to be doing this again. Thank you so much. Mr Mayor Strengthened. Look forward to coming on after yes. We'll see when person soon I hope. Thank you Sir Cindy Take Care Right. We are delighted to have the presidential candidate. That independent senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders is what this as. He has been many times on our show. Never under such circumstances a Bernie. You are a guy who has seen a lot of things. Where do you place this crisis in American history? Never in my lifetime. Bill What we're looking at now is absolutely unprecedented. You know we're looking at a pandemic the likes of which we have not seen one hundred years. We're looking at an economic collapsed. That may may end up being worse than the. Great Depression With thirty forty million people of becoming unemployed in the next number of months so it's unprecedented in our lifetimes. Thus for sure. And what would you do right now if you were the president I? This is exactly what I would do. The main point is that we have to prevent a breakdown in the entire system. That's how dangerous it is right now. It is much easier to maintain the system to fix it after it is broken. What does that mean from an economic point of view? It means that we tell every worker in America. You will continue to get your paycheck. We know you're not working. We know you're at home. You Know Your Business that you're working for is not functioning but guess what we're GonNa do what the UK is doing what Denmark is doing. What Norway's knowing what France is doing you will continue to receive one hundred percent of your paycheck number two. What we have got to do is guarantee that all people in America during the crisis. Get the healthcare. They need without out of pocket expense. It is pretty crazy to say to people as the last stimulus package did that. You can get your corona virus. Test government pays for that. But if you're sick and go to the hospital you have to pay for that out of your own pocket number three..
"mayor eric" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard
"Com or download the app today okay so now here's another one. This is a real touchy hot. Button topic rent control. Here's my argument nutshell. No one would think. I think that someone has a right to live in beverly hills. <hes> there's no right that you should have affordable rent in beverly hills. We all recognize oh. That's just as really crazy upscale thing. No no no. I don't assume i have a right to live. There affordably and i would argue los. Angeles is a beverly hills of the world. It is one of the top six cities he's in the world and it's gonna be expensive to live here and i feel like it's unrealistic in pretending that there aren't market forces that everyone has a right to live in tokyo. This is where i get a little more libertarian now granted. I was a twenty year old who moved to santa monica and i benefited greatly from having rent controlled apartment for ten years have probably allowed me to stay okay here so it's conflicting and now add on. Let's assume i was third generation in that apartment in so i i recognize people will go. The people that are now working in this city can't afford to live in this city and that's a great argument which i would apply. We'll get so expensive. They'll move elsewhere. They'll do those jobs there. We in l. a. We'll have to finally pay what it should. It costs to have your house cleaned or any other thing. If we want the people to be working here. We're gonna have to pay them enough that they can afford to live here so i feel like some of it could be ironed out downstream now. Tell me why i am wrong or tell me. If you agree at some of those points look you make good points. I get always practical about these things again. I mean i had my ideology and i have some ideology that guides me but also house look the reality. We don't have control in the sense that if you move out of your apartment i moved into it. I pay what you paid right. We can reset it with every so it goes up to market rate. When anybody leaves and the average apartment somebody leaves two and a half years unless there are cases but in that small percentage maybe you have that nice graham who's been there for forty years and she's still paying only only three percent up from what it was forty years ago but with rare exception like that essentially you have market rate. It just slows when somebody's in there how quickly you can raise the rents. Yeah it's called rent stabilization and i think we all pay a boatload of money when the ones that aren't under rent stabilization anything built after nineteen seventy-nine if if somebody can raise the rents fifty percent in a year what's the cost to us so you know pollution when somebody has to move further out because they can't afford traffic when they commuting in from the inland empire go to a job here the businesses who can't get employees who just signed say i can't do it two and a half hour commute and still raise a family so if the system works well enough that people can make money as being apartment owners and keep something that's more affordable. I think that's a good system but we're you're right. Also is at the end of the today. We need more apartments. That's missing. It's not just you can't regulate your way out of a crisis. You have to build more stock so that seven people aren't living in that apartment underneath you but maybe they can afford to have two apartments apartments and live a little bit more humanely so i've been a big proponent against nimby ism just not my backyard syndrome of saying look if you don't like the homelessness on the streets. You don't like the rent's being too high. There's actually solution that is market based as well of just let us build more. We have an inventory issue. Exactly above all things california in general general is a state is just very anti building is that it's been decided yeah i mean that's an example in the left well-intentioned environmental laws and i'm for the environmental part of environmental laws like if it's about pollution or this that are often used as somebody can take eighty nine dollars and challenge anything based on environmental. Sometimes you have the property owner the next door doing it because they want to keep the rents high that has nothing to do with the environment britain these liberal laws that just slowed down and people after then cook in two years of delay three years of delay on what it costs to build something that doubles their price and then. We wonder why it costs five hundred thousand dollars to build a single apartment here. Yes that stuff. I'd love to see sacramento especially now. Democrats have a supermajority reform that and say look we can be a place. That's a little bit more libertarian about that and still protect the environment but let's green light this stuff about social justice justice in the marketplace together now that then leads perfectly into homelessness yes so i've lived now in l._a. For twenty five years i guess so let me just also add my frustration. I happen to me in a hotel room. Whenever i'm in a hotel room i as a habit make myself watch fox news. I want to know what you know. I wanna john what that perspective is and i dedicate time to. I can get through all of it. It's the one i was like. I wanted to call and say please let me go to bait him as tucker carlson deuce on this high horse about our homeless problem and how it's a result of liberal policies he's like you don't see in the cities in the south and i'm like no one's moving there uh-huh or you're also talking about cities that have terrible winners. You know we have earthquakes. I don't think that has anything to do with this being a liberal. There's some issues. We have right the the weather's warm this if you're gonna be homeless. This is a nice place president talk about it himself a couple days ago yeah. He said san francisco los angeles. The streets are disgusting in in japan saying how clean the streets were right right and he might have to intervene problem started two years ago and my response was. I'm glad to tell him that two years ago when he was elected president. That's not what homelessness started right or is it mine but we can together do something if he's serious about talking about it. I didn't score political points. I invited him to come out here or or go to the white house and helping republican mayors from red states and places like arizona. I work with closely because they have a huge problem democratic areas why i wanted to call him and go like please let us know in mobile alabama. What the policy is that resulted in. No homeless woah act your policy. Tell me what it is. You know if the right scott a real handle on what he is it. What's the magic sauce people with homelessness. It is the most complicated issue but i've ever dealt with and probably ever will deal with because people always want to say well. What's the thing that causes homelessness. This is a drug addiction is it mental health issues is it p._t._s._d. In veterans is it. The foster care system kids. Emancipating without parents in a family is easiest sexual domestic violence against women. Is it people getting out of prison. He's lifestyles at low wages. Is it a choice and you know i say yes. It's all those literally the everybody's a different combination of those but it's kind of trauma together with high rents yeah inspire to people being and various environment to live outdoors ores los angeles so question good place to do that in other cities the homeless populations that are bigger in places like new york but they're indoors partially because they have a right to shelter law. The state pays as for those shelters but also because you'll die in the wintertime if you can't stay in a tent in freezing outside now when i was in college i had to do in ethnography on skid row so anecdotal. This is just me for two weeks a college student but i will say and i'm recovering addict. It was very it was in the ninety percent of people i interviewed that were clearly early just addicts yeah and it was so counterintuitive what i learned by a lot of the people is that they actually reside in a home until they get their disability check or whatever their check is and then they leave their mom's house or their brother's house they come down to skid row and spend that money doing drugs and when they run out of money they go back to a home and i was like well. This is the opposite uh of the pattern. I would've thought existed. I'm like wow. That's a tricky problem to solve your right. I mean self reported and we do a count of everybody who's homeless in in the city and county each year self report. It's thirty percent that have drug abuse or alcohol and or mental health. That's probably low because it's self reporting fifty. Maybe even sixty. There's a lot more people who don't fit that cliche than ever before who are economically caused homelessness living cars couch surfing maybe living in and out of shelters and working but for that first piece and those are the most difficult cases <hes> probably the most visible as well right absolutely the most traumatizing ones for us is to see some people who are literally dying on the streets sherm and until this country recognizes that there's a mental health crisis and usually the drug houston alcohol uses obviously sell treat me bashar self-medication. We're not going to get out of this. Crisis in cities have police and sanitation and so i can arrest and clean up neither of those solve homelessness but i get rid of the tents. It's okay that'll be in the next neighborhood and under the law. There's no longer penalties. There's no carrot and stick for drug use. We can say you're either going to prison or treatment program right. Well intentioned criminal justice reforms. Let people out of savings. Were supposed to go into treatment another job training just never make it there. I haven't seen it so. I think that the state has kind of failed to do that. Effectively are needed to put that first before people got out because nobody should go to prison for twenty two years for a gram of something too much but should be immediately taking their savings in turn their lives around in a week after they're out they might be on the street now at ten using again breaking into cars to feed feed that habit yeah so you know i feel like the lone voice on this lot of time most of the solutions rest with the county of los angeles which has the mental health as the hospitals the social services the state state which gives us affordable housing dollars and healthcare dollars or the feds so we've stepped up twice at the local level voters passing two measures to build a bunch of new housing <hes> and to provide services well. There's there's really compelling data now right that the actual cost of preventative costs way way lower than the services that that they use but could be a police or as you say emergency rooms. It's such a net win to invest in them as an even. If you're a fiscal republican yeah do it for your pocketbook. Yeah like in in finland. If you're an addiction problem the first thing they do is they put you in apartment total counterintuitive yeah here. It's like no you gotta. Earn your way to that you you stop using until we tell you we're very punitive society for whatever reason we just do it practically because look homelessness the trauma we see on the streets existed. I i believe five and ten years ago but more existed indoors. It uses the supply now so many jobs coming in a booming economy. It's counter intuitive more homelessness because all these jobs come in people who are the richest move at the top people who used to live in those housing units move down to the middle class housing bill bass people get smushed down to the lower class lower class to on the brink and people who are on the brink taken now are on the streets or in cars and so if we're did your wife work with path <hes> yeah we've done a lot with people sitting the homeless great organization this is my wife has forced me to do many i would. I would do nothing good in the world if i married her out of the feeling there's amazing success that we've had which is a tough message to sell because people see what's on the street but we've gone from nine thousand people a year being housed in l._a. The twenty two thousand last year reeling. If you told me four years ago we would more than double. It'd be like we're going to be done with homelessness and two or three years but the supply in accelerated beyond it went up sixteen percent in the city twelve percent in the county and on average thirty five percent in the state so the word doing when people say yeah. We still went up. My counter is the plan's actually working and that's why we didn't go up nearly as much we went up a third to half of everybody else but there's a larger force here you know cities run by republicans inland coastal throughout california and by the way beyond california new york spin up ten percent each year though the last time the nation took this on reagan was president tip o'neill was speaker acre senator kennedy found national priority. These are veterans. These are offends. Anybody's ever gone through mental health addiction issues with family members know how tough this can be. These are people who have exhausted probably their network and are cut off from their families. I go out and do a lot of outreach work. I got a couple of people to come in the street just last week going from ten to ten and when you hear the stories they're heartbreaking and they have nobody left to talk to go sixty thousand right. I mean that would be that would be a big city. It would be in the midwest the city of l._a. This twenty seven thousand we estimate on the streets wow yes such a daunting problem to tackle in again. I believe that that were so reluctant to invest in prevention brighten it yeah what percentage of the people on the street were probably the foster care system at one point. Oh huge percentage. Eh i don't have the youth it's overwhelmingly. The young people are either foster and or l._g._b._t._q. Youth in the country and here who you know their families families don't accept them and so they come to places like hollywood or you look at one other thing like for women ninety. One percent of homeless women have been either victims of sexual and domestic violence. So we know what causes these things you can point to a mayer and i accept responsibility for the response. I wrote a letter to the city saying somebody's got to and i will but if you think one person and caused or can solve this i need engagement of everybody and i will not retreat from this..
"mayor eric" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard
"Oh wow and i grew up with that so this was a businessman here who has business almost failed a couple of times. He had a union shop. All his taylor's were unionized which is not the cheapest way to do it and a grandfather on the other side who is essentially a dreamer who didn't get his citizenship ship for the first thirty years of his life here. Even though he was an american one year old until he fought in world war two and i think those things imprinted on me how important it was to stand up for what what you believe in to fight for the underdog to look at who's not at the table and to make sure that they're what voices aren't being heard so i think all of that was the brew that led you to <hes> apartheid out africa yeah so then you return and then you start teaching at u._s._c. now at that point. Did you think i'll be a professor. I don't think i was gonna do teaching but i was interested in human rights. I thought maybe teaching do on the side but i wanted to do either international development work or human rights work i had been on off living in africa to do my research so i lived in eritrea which had just broken off from ethiopia a few years before and i was looking at the birth of a new country and in that country how ethnishity worked because there's eight major ethnic group and they had all fought against the theo paeans even though some of them are closer to the ethiopians and i'm the case of rwanda right it is a colonial definition calling join them to see in a hutu elevating one of their status that creates the true ethnic is that that's the central lesson is that most people think ethnicity ethnicity is ages old like the crowds have always hated the serbs so we can't stop them from killing each other yeah when in reality they used to intermarry those groups. Were not as discreet as we think they ah yeah same thing. Rwanda and eritrea didn't even exist as a country in history until the italians late to the colonial game said hey. We're supposed to get some colonies. Most most of africa already been gobbled up so they got eritrea somalia and libya all money losers. They didn't understand that colonies for most countries where money gainers yeah yeah and so they spent lavishly but just that short period of a few decades gave air trillions who were totally religiously and racially and ethnically diverse an identity that oh we're something to the point where they fought the longest war in africa against the biggest army in africa ethiopia so like when people think that identity is ages ages old. I think that it's something that can change in a generation yeah. Particularly if resources are limited in one groups getting better access to those resources. It's going to breathe a lot of contempt. That's exactly right so you such an overachiever fucking overachiever. You got all these great colleges your rhode road scholar. You get your masters. Did you get your h._d. There you're working. I was working on but still but i'm eighty you fell in love. These are a lot of time consuming things things. Did you have a great time management strategy. I just got it on that before. We get to city council so the nice thing about about scholarship. Even though i roads folks would be upset with me me for saying this is it's for folks who have really driven hard and some of them will go and do the next step in their academic career most rhode scholars more than any other profession become academics a mix but for me. It was just a moment to breathe. If i got a degree that would be great. I felt like had contributed public some chapters from my dissertation in books but it wasn't my goal. My goal was to kind of just have a moment to stop this run on sentence of life. Yeah have some punctuation yeah. Most people do that as a gap year but you did it as a roads so very lucky to have the scholarship which pays for your time there to meet people to form ideas to think about the future to be an activists to see the world and to kind of form who you are. It's something that i miss a lot these days because i'm back on the run on sentence were i think you have to really carve time out to grow as a person. You can't wait for it to appear now. You have to stake a flag in the ground right yeah. I i mean what i've given as mayor anybody's ever considering public service. I always say it's kind of like acting only do it. If you can't not yellow yeah yeah right well my saying it's different. I would not advise you to take on which is it had better. Be something you'd be happier failing at then succeeded at something you don't like it but i don't think a mayor should fail the politics usually at some point. You're gonna lose to electoral way you know. My dad told me in one thousand nine hundred take two thousand. He goes up for third term right. He made through j got reelected. All that kind of stuff you went for third term and got rejected almost two to one oh boy. I decided to run for city council few months before i wasn't running on his name but i didn't wanna lose on having the same last name. What was i even thinking yeah and i sat down with the friend who i was doing a fellowship with the rockefeller foundation of kind of people of color looking at changing power in america and she said hey my my boss is the city council member. She's just been elected the state legislature you should run. I'm sure she said at the twenty people was the only one rose in one right but i couldn't get the idea d. out of my head and i thought about international relations is los angeles if you walk on the streets of l. a. yes yes eleanor roosevelt. Once said human rights. I'm paraphrasing in distant lands me nothing if they don't mean something in your own backyard and so if i wanted to human rights in interested in these issues of refugees and ethnic the conflict and stuff like l. A. is the place oh absolutely i it was it was kind of a clear path and i knew i wouldn't win. I was kind of like the young punk in the race. I was twenty nine years old. There's some really established names people but to my earlier point i was like oh i'm gonna lose because of my dad right just having the same last name and it was amazing raising when i went door to door for some people said i love your dad but why should i vote for you and others are like i forget hate your dad but tell me about you and so people were very fair about that right and when i got elected my father said you've gotta know who you are going in because it's who you're going to be the day you go out and hopefully it on your own terms as you saw with me. It might not be so you're you're saying it. You've got to be willing to fail to yeah..
"mayor eric" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"You're awesome. I'm really glad that you came and talked to us and I don't regret getting dressed up for you. I do not either this really really fun and now my favorite part of the show the fact check with my soul mate Batman <hes> wow what an episode Monica Eric Garcetti Yeah. What a Stud <hes> we liked him? I liked very much yeah. The most you know that me and you you have a different opinion on giving people superlatives like that. That's right. I have the warm fuzzy approach the children's book with a warm Fuzzy Bag. It's an endless bag. There's limitless form fuzzies to be given out. I hadn't been a witch comes to town and convinces everyone that there's xlf finite amount of warm fuzzies in their bag and she convinces them to start hoarding their warm fuzzies in handing out cold Berkeley's which she sells and it turns the community upside down in this book was one of my favorite books as a child the warm the warm fuzzies yeah. It's great reader for the kids a good message. That's a very good message. This episode was brought to you by warm fuzzies. I don't even know if that's actually the title of the Book I just know deals a lot with warm fuzzies so the beginning. He said that he was wearing his daughter's socks. I didn't want people to be confused. He wasn't wearing his daughter's socks his socks head the face of his daughter on them. <hes> <hes> so distinction like a weird thing he does where he borrows Baras his little daughter Saux also we would hate for people to jump to the conclusion that either his daughter had gigantic fees or our mayor had tiny feet feminine step. That's right t feet petite feet and Tamminen step now his feet were normal. They were good size and his socks had the face of his daughter on them. They're very cute little <hes> jealous that I don't have pictures of my daughter's on my socks okay. We could arrange that <hes> yeah. There's different print houses. That could make that happen. I'm sure sure so. It'll send it after you say that you know my fear with inning sox printed with my family members on them is that I'm afraid there'd be using cheap socks that I wouldn't let you know not like bomb was or something share her. Can I send them some bombers and then get imprinted on. I don't know I bet there has to be a very specific fabric able to print rooms on yes okay. I don't know if that's one of my regrets not asking them. If they were comfortable well aft email email the mayor take five minutes out of his day to answer that he talks about naps. The power of NAPS NAPPING is best. I enjoy it very much. You already took one today right Chad. I was not able to actually take one but I applaud it because he tried to take a nap at like nine thirty. That's great that says you really prioritize your naps yeah well. I felt like that was the only time I was going to be able to take one today and I needed to take one and I did not get to take one. How many days a week do you say you get an happen not very often anymore? Yeah maybe like once a month once a month. <hes> I feel like I observe you. Take a nap more than once a month when aw go out by the pool or something you're kind of you're just coming to that's happened a few times. Maybe a few times in the last five years the last week or something Yeah No. I have not taken one in a long time. I'm sorry Matt's fine. I do like them now. Yeah I never take them but when I do it is a euphoric feeling to fall asleep in the middle of the afternoon it I get no you for you at night. When I FALL ASLEEP The Times I've taken a nap in my trailer at work? My whole body body starts buzzing on opiates or something he shared it is highly intoxicated day took one last week after my motorcycle excursion depleted all my power and juices. I needed a nap. There's it's different kinds. You know. There's a certain amounts of time. You're supposed to be napping and you shouldn't do like too much or too. Little I've read twenty. Minutes is the amount for a power nap. That's the ideal yeah and what would be your. You're probably Jane. I want to go forty minutes. I think is when I have napped. That's what I want. I want forty. It's hard once you get past a certain point because then like sometimes then I'll just keeps newsy and then it's two hours to our NAP is probably not a snot advisable. You'll really groggy afterwards and then wide awake when you hit the pillow at night generally yeah someone the downfalls with Napa know napping as a powerful part of staying functional is an alcoholic to a lot. The people have to make that Game Day decision regularly on a Saturday right you go out. Maybe you have a bloody Mary or whatever you have you get a little buzz on around noon and then you're confronted with a big conundrum. Try to keep this buzz going for the next fourteen hours hours or go home and grab like a two hour nap wake up a little confused and then start drinking again share that you find that that's a conundrum drinkers find themselves in Britain often. I guess if they're planning on drinking for that long yeah I was thinking about it all the time on the vacation. I was like okay great wines out at noon. Oh Yeah yes. That's GONNA be an interesting maintenance of it throughout the whole evening. You don't want to get to drunken tired. You WanNa keep that sweet spot of that buzz. I'm just saying you gotta be real precise on the throttle these situations you're right because you're looking at twelve hours of a buzz noon to midnight. Actually if I think of observed for you you kind of shut it off about two hours before before you go to bed down vacation I would shut it off around. Well time was very weird there so I don't know who know hours before bed yeah. It was always three hours later than we thought it was yeah. It was so confusing there. The Sun was just about to set at ten PM. We're like wait a minute. What time is it? Is it seven yeah it was bizarre that in phones were paying off of Illinois Towers. People's fucking clocks were wrong no one no one knew the right time. Who's kind of liberating it was vacation? You couldn't count on what time your phone said like. I don't know does it matter. Does that even matter in really. I know you don't really get that very often in real life okay what year did L. A. become a minority majority. The nineteen ninety U S Census and two thousand thousand U._S. census found that non Hispanic wiser becoming a minority in Los Angeles. I know I feel that way. I drive around L.. A. And I don't see a single white person where are they. They've been run out of town yeah yeah. That's how I feel too. I miss the white people we're going to get them back. We had some kind of policy that incentivizes white still live here definitely okay that Keith Jarrett right concert. Oh you missed <hes> and it was in nineteen seventy five to date. It's still the best selling piano album of all time and it almost never happened. As you said Jarrett I had arranged for a Boston door for two ninety imperial concert grand piano. GotTa have it yes and unfortunately the Opera House staff wheeled out the wrong piano a much smaller Boston door for baby baby grand and to make it worse as a piano used for opera rehearsals and it was in bad condition outta tune so he was not going to do it and then he got convinced to and yeah and then it became the biggest album is kind of become a symbol of how much creativity can flow out of a bad situation less than ideal in that a lot of people to promote creativity tried to disrupt people's work environment the can lead to great productivity. I think the other example they gave him the podcast I listen to is that the two had shut down and there's all these people that road the tube to work in for three weeks they cut in or whatever and that when it reopened they found that thirty percent of the people did not return to the two because they discovered there was no reason for them to even be taking the two that they were walking in about the same or whatever it was but it took something to disrupt their pattern. Make them discover more truthful truth. Yeah it's kind of fascinated for for life I would say but do you think that we should we should experiment and do a an episode of the show where you look straight into the bathroom and I have my chair. Turn Nice Stare at the dog. How can we talk to the person? Listen sure probably rude. Try to see if it leads to incredible episode. I don't think rudeness really leads to good things but maybe if like we were <hes> wearing Nixon masks and they were wearing like the Jason Mask share that could be a disruptor great for audio to yeah well. We'd have to cut out the mouse really wide. We can do some crazy busy. Let's do it lie down for an episode. That would be very fun getting into some napping. We maybe should ask a returning guests because you don't want everyone deserves fair. It's not fair they should have a real shot at the normal interview view but maybe with a returning guest we could ask them to lie supine with us on the floor and talk. Let's do it sounds fun. It might bring that element of like when you're laying in bed with your friend at night when you'd have asleep over kind of conversations you have yes yeah staring at the ceiling steering endlessly at all the different things you're discovering about the scene. There's a crack there that that time do hair plan Masan out to pillow talk. You could do that in the during the interview for sure. Oh I love that point. Do Circle is ideal. <hes> you said Apartheid Africa obviously meant South Africa. I just don't want anyone to say that and act like I didn't catch it. Okay the Exact Act Eleanor Roosevelt quote that he paraphrased is where after all the universal human rights begin and small places close to home so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world yet they are the world of the individual person the neighborhood he lives in the school or college. He attends the factory farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man woman and child seeks equal justice equal opportunity equal dignity without discrimination unless these rights have meaning they have little meaning anywhere without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home. We shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. <hes> it's nice. It's very nice agree with it or now. In total well truth. My mind went to run. You started listing the occupations started thinking about was this argument for the individual or the collective and then I think it's for the collective collective anyways they just started trying to categorize it and one or the other yeah yeah. I think it saying instead of looking at issues faraway start with the things your circle yeah little by little you get you could've much easily your said <hes> you know it all goes back to the Mike Jackson Song <hes> starting with the man in the media shoes in that what she's saying start with the management starting with you. I think she's saying your community okay and also I don't think he probably wants to be referencing Michael Jackson right now as a politician now holly smart move void. I guess the whole topic I would say so but I'm a rebel so I'll sing man in the mirror and then also I have nothing to lose and I really also condone his behavior af also good song. It is a good song. GonNa make a please take a look at yourself and make <hes> <music> change still didn't get there whenever a little closer so we talk about the organizational psychologist who was on Sam Harris Guy. You said that he said power doesn't corrupt it. Exposes your true nature pitcher but he told this really interesting story. I went back and listened. He tells a story about power to sort of display what he is talking about and he said the way people use power depends on their pre existing listing values and there are two lawyers who got into public office. This is interesting one was threatened to be disbarred on the first case he ever tried and the judge said I doubt you have the ethical qualifications to practice law and that was Richard Nixon Dicky Nicky and the second was so ethical that he ended up refusing client because he said I know you're guilty and I can't defend someone who I know is guilty and that was a real Abraham Lincoln Lincoln yes so that was his point that power reveals Nia me too I agree and then also I would say there can be a period of leveling leveling like it can be. I think in my very limited experience of at least getting more power in theory or attention or cultural capital. There's a bizarre period where you simply have zero through experience with dealing with it. So you're kind of learning as you go I think over time it would level off into your character but I do think that initial onset of it. It can be very confusing.
"mayor eric" Discussed on Recode Decode
"I think we really have to point out how little he's done because he's out there portraying I talked to Kim Jong what what's come of that I've talked. I've engaged Saudi Arabia. What's come of that China years, we'd relationship, but it's clearly Putin. He loves strong leaders, but he but his if that was producing something great for America, he could make a case. I haven't seen it right that we have to be reminded of right into that would be the way to defeat him. And a lot of this happens not over issues, not over debate lines. It's a feeling I think you just have to be authentic from the beginning. You have to offer a contrast to him because every election is always a contractor who came before even if the popular. So we're not gonna have like a fantasy like good. Donald Trump, beat. Donald Trump has to be somebody saying something totally different for me, whether it's me or somebody else. I hope it'll be people saying, doesn't America deserve better. Don't you want to kinder nation of the more unified nation where people belong and initial more focused on the future rather than trying to restore pass that isn't coming back Democratic Party, which seems to be in the middle of a crisis. Well, always will Rogers said member of an organized political party. I'm a democrat, but people. Also over think that political parties are somehow central commands. They never have been their re imagined every across the board Republicans are better, but it's really a stuff around the Republicans that have been more unified. It's been coke network and stuff. It's on the RNC. It's never going to be the DNC people who want that to be central ship. What I love is I'm seeing this decentralized, democratic awakening of folks who are engaged, supporting women who engage supporting folks who have been veterans engaged to are supporting state legislatures or who've been toil candidates. They're kind of bypassing the traditional party which is too bad because we need some meat there, especially for those states that get overlooked, which is why I just raise a million and a half dollars for ten state parties because nobody raises money for state parties. Nothing sexy, there's no Chit to call in, but they're the ones who registered people to vote. Turn them out helping redistricting, etc. I love that. There has been there more more elbow, grease more dollars. I think than we've ever seen come out supporting Democrats and oppose welfare November. Your prediction for the midterms. Now I'll let you go house, knock on wood, and we've got three weeks or anything can happen. I think we win with a majority of ten fifteen seats. I think the Senate is is really tough and greatest unsung. Part of this election will be the gubernatorial gains we get, I think between five and ten gubernatorial houses that gubernatorial teats that we flip including making history with Guillem or Stacey Abrams or and our Ben jealous women in certain states, we take back a lot of those purple states. It looks good. The most important things going to be the day after though, do we go? Yeah, we did it what we say double down now get ready for twenty twenty with. There's going to be a five front war, win the presidency. Keep the house, get the Senate, do the state houses because that's where redistricting comes in after the census in twenty twenty and register people to keep them engage in involved work. It is anyway. Thank you so much for talking. I really appreciate it. Thanks. I said, it was great talking to you. Thanks for coming on the show and thanks to you all for listening..
"mayor eric" Discussed on Recode Decode
"It's an intense seven daily job because this country is in such bad shape because I worry about the country. I'll leave my daughter behind because I worry whether America will lead in this world again. And I wonder whether my fellow Americans will have a shot. At a better life, and I really worried they won't. That's what propels me and what makes me qualified is I think mayors do run big things. Like I said, I don't have to be educated about international trade. I know that from the dockworkers who feed their families in the port of l. a. with together with Long Beach, forty percent of all the goods coming to America when heads of state are traveling, they come here Justin Trudeau and I sit down because more Canadians live in l. a. than any city outside of Canada, prime minister of Spain. And you know, we engage international relations instinctively. You can see Russia from your backyard, really good equipment drone. Drone I I could could send up. up. I I can can say. say. And sarah. Oh, it didn't. I've spent time twelve and a half years as an intelligence officer in the navy, teach international relations. I know kind of the global picture, but I really am interested in accomplishing things. And I don't think that that's what this president came in, and I don't. I think we're too often as Democrats interested in winning now or yelling back and most people have a pretty good sense. I've never won election by talking of always wanted by listening. And I think most Americans, most Americans not all activists, but most Americans feel nobody's listening to them right now and by instinct mayors do that because I don't know if you saw the quote that Mitch Landrieu said when he was asked recently when you're gonna great friend and hope he will consider it. Jeff flake was confronted by the survivor in the Senate, and that was pretty intense in his line was no, that's like eight or nine times on the way to getting milk. So we, we kind of know the rough and tumble of things, but I think we stay optimistic enough because we see manifest concrete changes. You know cities every day. Fight against Trump then because I think he's much more popular than people realize. I think no years p people who hate Trump don't realize how much she also loved and people who fantasize the latest, outlandish thing that he does racist thing that he says that suddenly people go, oh, now I get it. I was wrong. Let me flip. It's going to have to be people who say, okay, I like what he's saying. But I like more what he or she is saying or has done. It's going to be people who trust like it's not just taking down your opponent. It's outshining them and offering them something better. Americans want us to compete with the best ideas, best experience best division and give them a choice. And we're not doing that. We're saying aside show. I mean, it's it's a show, or my sense is that there's been two failed strategy is one which is ignore him in one which is roar back and neither of them really work. He's so practiced. Most political campaigns make the mistake of attacking opponents weakness, their strength. So we oppose, we tacked his weakness. Of being a racist or misogynist, all this kind of stuff. What is his strength? It's kind of a strange strength. Remember, John Kerry strength was his service. They attacked him with him, and he lost his strength is actually the perception of strength that self. That is what he's practices entire life to portray strength. And so you have to actually diminish him without getting sucked down by him yelling back, he'll win the yelling, fight, the annoying him, he'll pound you. But if we kinda imagine remember Hillary Clinton during the debate, he was right behind her and she kind of tensed up and understandably. It was creepy. Creepy thing that he did creepy stalker. You almost need to turn around laugh and say, get back to your little corner. Thank you, you know, or like or complement him about, like you're in American hustle. You done so great. You know, you've been up, you've been bankrupt. You've been down. You have to like get him off of his game and get him show. The person that he often is which is petty small, but most importantly, ineffective..
"mayor eric" Discussed on Recode Decode
"I think it's the most important issue that we face right now is people don't feel free free to do things to be things for the children to soar because the under debt, they're so close to bankruptcy and economic insecurity. So freedom, second is a sense of belonging. I hate the using the words like inclusion and diversity tolerance. They, they kind of imply somebody's giving you the privilege of being at the table cities know about vision of belonging, and I think this country, if you want to run this country, you have to have a vision for this country and most Democrats we're bad patriots. We don't want to describe something includes everybody. We want to have fifty. One percent of us have our vision win, and I think we really need to start thinking about. Something that includes everybody in a sense of belonging. And then I think third is the future. One of the frustrations I hadn't 2016 was nobody was really talking about the future in any comprehensive way. I mean, Trump obviously was going backwards. Decades Bernie was was bowled, but they weren't new ideas and they weren't necessarily adapting to to the world as it is today. And Hillary Clinton had a great answer to every incremental question, but there wasn't an overarching vision. There wasn't the sense China, one hundred billion dollars in artificial intelligence and biotechnology, and semiconductors and renewable energy. And those are just categories who's talking about the nature of work where we're gonna land where we're going to get our meaning where we're going to be unified together, a how people are going to move how people are going to be educated. And if we don't catch up, America doesn't inevitably have to be number one. I keep banging China job. I'm not. You know, it's interesting that Trump is focused on the tariffs. I mean, he's focused on plastic toys. You know, he's always directionally somewhat correct noticed that, like he sort of vaguely right about Amazon being a little bit scary, but he's focused on the post office or always like no, no strategy. I I never say fair trade rules, one hundred percent with the president and hopefully every American that we need. Fair trade rules, but with no strategy and going after the wrong things or declaring that quote, new NAFTA some big win. No, nothing really changed. Right? You didn't lead us then? Right? Promised land being president, what qualifies you particularly to do over this massive pool of people? Oh, I never assume I'm the only person qualified, but I would be like four hundred and twelve year, right? I think it's going to be a lot less than people think. Really. I think it's going to it's going to be. I think I'm going through this myself. It's an intensely personal decision, the politics, the culture is so nasty right now to families. People have to consider what they want and you want to look who else is out there too. I mean, no, sane person would run for president. No sane person wouldn't think about if they had a shot right now because of how bad things are in this country. But I just think having been mayor, I know how much of a sacrifice it is to your life. You know you, I love it. I'm glad I'm doing it, but you really have to carve out your time to with your loved ones with your friends with your family..
"mayor eric" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Of start to sail. We're here with Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti, and we've been talking about cities in California and Los Angeles and the things that are doing in technology. But let's talk about you and running for president. So so. So we're going to go back and forth with a, it's a moment, and then you defended. About four or five. I defended the restaurant. You didn't want you thought he should be God. I guess that's the biggest stretch of of defending Ted Cruz. I guess I do think that we should give people private spaces, but unless they're, you know, crossing extreme extreme lines. No, I've I've been out there and I've been doing that long before I I've been straight up about thinking about running for president. I've been involved in national politics from a local perspective for over a decade leading. I was the chair of all the democratic mayors and council members in the country about five or six years and this year, and I can say this them not running it is the most important election in our lives have been in Oklahoma, Mississippi places that have nothing to do with presidential considerations. I hope every patriot is thinking about what they can do in two thousand twenty after we get done with the elections in two thousand eighteen and I've been straight up about that. I'm thinking hard about it. I don't know. Ultimately, whether I will or not, I hope to mayors will other countries that's. Mayor's never been president? Correct. Is that correct? Folks who have been married but never jumped from Grover? Cleveland and four. Five. We've been mayors, mayors are. Here's mayor of buffalo. No. You were such a. Because I'm not spending my time focusing on the dodgers, but. So you're saying I'm losing a lot of money. Baseball. I learned this metaphor is again, I can't really run for anything like baseball team. I think that mayors run things. They bring people together in a much more nonpartisan way and we're for. I mean, I'm a proud progressive. That's not a way of saying I'm a centrist, but I also can cross over and reduce the city's business tax while I'm raising the minimum wage or investing infrastructure and work closely with Republicans and independence while I'm doing that if I run or not, I hope some mayors will think about it because I think Americans are fed up with kind of the DC reductionist partisan tweet counter tweet, pretending that's getting something done new, that's new. That's Trump. That's a new thing. No long before Trump. I mean, look, FOX became FOX MSNBC MSNBC and I'm glad that there's like I, I loved living in England when you knew what the papers perspective was, but but but there's no place I can go to watch the news anymore. It's one. Point. And then it's made like for an hour, and I'm a person who likes getting things done. I like going out there and saying, look, homelessness is a humanitarian crisis on our streets. I love her Washington be involved. It's not just here, but let's actually get our hands dirty and go do it. And I think that's to people what they're looking for leadership these days is folks that that know something about our national trade because we run a port or know something about power because we're going to one hundred percent renewable power in the utility that we own. And right now is more interested in those tweets than in our streets. I mean, that's something that is different. A little bit of poetry. I might have said that the women's March. Okay, good. Well, he's sending us tweets. We're taking the saints. I want to be the duct. Please go ahead. Yeah, I know how do we get the streets to win again, tweets or good? Twitter are good, but I do. I know Instagram is my Fave. Okay. All right. So getting back to the national, so so the reason you would run is because you're a mayor and know how to run things. No. I mean, the other thing is I want to add some things to the conversation. Three things. One is I think we're not talking from the democratic side about freedom and freedom. I mean economic freedom..
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"Work. Oh, one hundred men, right? So that. Exactly what I drink. It's better for our lungs that they did. It was interesting. So California, just California now set the agenda anymore because it feels like it doesn't. It just it feels like it's been ten glass like the tech backlash in terms of the responsibility. I still think we do, but we're going to go through and tech, whatever big industry did when it was either monopolies or all that came through. I think that is that absolutely is going to happen, but we're still no question setting or among the lead and setting the gentleman on what happened with all these tech companies, all of whom are in California in the election and the various backlash to social media. If people forget California's in a liberal state, it's a libertarian state. Okay. And most humane light, it is traditionally, that's what it's been like, make freeways, let us, you know, give us the basic things, bring us water, southern California, steal it. If you have to give us some power right, built them freeways and then get out of the way. And I think the. We still have that ethic among a lot of people who started company saying, look, I know this is so disruptive that it empowers me to just take the government get out of the way Mike experiences. There was a lot of cities mayor's political leaders who kind of were either future phobic like we have to beat Amazon away and preserve the the bookstore never works. And the second is everybody else seemed to be in a bucket of future passive somewhere. Really excited about it if you just gonna be awesome, but I'm gonna stay out of the way or depressed about it, but can't do anything and very fewer future guiding. And so to me, this comes around to libertarian, we can't afford to libertarian age anymore. Tech by itself isn't going to do something. You always need interpreters folks who are inside government, who understand technology and can say, hey, there's issues of privacy, there's most. So that's why you need them and vice versa. In tech, you don't have many people who really look at the thirty thousand foot and all segments of the population needs. They're looking at their market share. They're looking at just I've won and everybody has an account with me and they're not as concerned with the larger social issues. We need more interpreters between those two sectors. And I've tried to be one of those who takes like a bird when they come in with fifteen thousand electric scooters, and people have smiles on their face and seems like there's some car trips being taken off the road. But this folks also getting hit by cars and we say, let's sit down and make these rules together. Don't just tell me to get lost. I won't tell you to get out of my city. Let's figure out. You were doing a sort of middle of the road kind of allowing those that are there. There's a lot riding the rules. I think, fifteen thousand just from Brazil alone. I have written one. Great. Yeah, it's and I think trying to regulate as a mistake and trying to say, oh, just let them disrupted on their own inevitably as a mistake too. So you know, we've, we've infiltrated that culture inside government. Our metro, which is our MTA system has an office of extraordinary innovation. I didn't come up with the name, but it's it's basically a place where private companies can come pitch us on transportation solutions instead of us engineering, the one solution spent two years. You guys bid on it and it cost times much doesn't work as well. Literally, we have people everyday knocking on doors saying, here's a quicker way to finance it. Here's a new technology. Let us do something between a newborn a bus you guys can run. It's still in the public realm, but our software will help get that grandmother, privatization of public. No, it's still gets going. There's going to be some, but the we're getting pitches as much from private. Companies who say, let us just give you the software because if they go out of business, that's pretty bad thing for a city not to have an option, but but they're they're bus lines in every city because there's the to grandma's who really depend on that to get to the store..
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"Right things, part of why I wanna make LA the transportation technology capital of the world is, you know, you have great companies like Jobe and you know. Boring company, others who are really pushing the envelope, but shame on us. If that innovation happens here and then it mostly gets implemented in China or Dubai or someplace else willing to go first. So I think it's really important for us to get out of our own way to test these things and to make sure that they take off, you know, no pun intended here as much as anywhere else. Boring company very supportive of absolutely tell me why because Yvonne's sort of because. Holidays a all aside. I mean, in align, I get on very well. It's I want to test anything that might give us a shot at relieving traffic. So whether that's the interconnectivity software, whether it's looking at Vitale's vertical, takeoff landing vehicles or whether to the boring company, we're, we're kind of saying everybody's welcome here, crafts, trash. So we haven't tested those yet, but we had we. Yeah, I know. And we held a conference here for you know, Uber elevate them like I want people to come to LA and figured out here. It's a really good place to test things because it's dense but also wide open at the biggest port in America. So if you wanna talk about international trade and logistics, great airport, you know the aerospace workforce. We're still making things here too. When you look any asked that question about whether it's in the past, I was visiting for manufacturing week last week, Aerojet Rocketdyne, which made every rocket that went onto the space, shuttle's one hundred percent record. They're still making them as one hundred forty jobs open right now. They just hired one hundred and eighty and you'd think reading. Oh, California can never support high-wage jobs like that. They're going to go to someplace where the taxes are bringing back manufacturing jobs to the state. I think the area I don't know if it's ever going to be that frame of bringing back, I think is preserving and grabbing the new ones that are there because they may not on net be ever bigger than it is today steadily declined. By the way. Most people don't recognize the decline from about thirty eight percent of the Konami to less than a third of that today. Eleven percent. Most of that happened between sixty seven and seventy six half of that it's the most of it happened a long time ago. It is where it is, but now, yeah, when you go to to, you know, look at welders at Aerojet Rocketdyne is folks who are on a screen doing position welding with the machine, not somebody holding, you know, Spalding equipment. So absolutely. I think we're extremely well poised to do that as America I was in Iowa and visited in Waterloo Iowa. Next, the John Deere tractor factory. Some of the one of the two places in America with the most cutting edge three d. printing. The other one was in Ohio and Youngstown. We're steel mills had closed up. So this cliche that it's only happening MIT lab or Stanford or down here. And some aerospace company actually isn't isn't the case. So absolutely. I think we'll continue to have manufacturing. I put construction with manufacturing for the kind of bucket of decent jobs with something you do with your hands, but we should be more focused on high paying service jobs, which is what the story of the last fifty years is. That's now about forty percent of our economy that manufacturing pieces only about eleven percent. So yes, we need to put focus on that, but usually comes at the expense of the other ones. And that's also mining coal peaked in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. You've got a president who's only like what eight years behind every time he says that I wanted. I was in Kentucky, and I was like, you're not getting your jobs back. And if they're coming back, the robots robots should be just wouldn't Chicago to this, the science museum there, and there's a coal mine you can go down into and you see when it went from pickaxes, like in the twenties to machines that did the..
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"So I'm gonna stay with California when these innovations are coming out of California. A lot of people feel that it's over for Cal, the California century. Essentially, California did create these big tech companies isn't very long. It's about twenty years, and most of them are northern California a few down here, but pretty much all the digital innovation happened up there. Now people feel China is overtaking us really dramatically. Do you think that you're competing more with China or if you're obsessed with just digital technology? Maybe, but that's such a small slice of our economy. It's been one that we have a very intimate relationship with. So I think it disproportionately consumes are shaking when most like we have more jobs here than any county in the bay area, but it's a very diverse set of tech jobs at biotech food tech. It's tech, it's entertainment tech. Game, tech, aerospace, and so it tracks engineers who like to go between different things. But there's no question that you have leadership right now that is not investing in winning the future in this country. I think California, no way is it over. I think we're still right there. In fact, probably still leading the world, but China has made a put down the markers for sure. And our advantages to compete against the size of China is being better on immigration is continuing to have great and open. Academic institutions could weather and healthy hair of and and if we can preserve the better quality of life that we have. I mean, those things people make rational decisions, whether they're in tech or not, and the people who are going to drive the Konami the future, I think would will pick California for the next hundred years. If in America, if we play our cards right and invest in the.
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"We now. Too low bar, but it's like being the tallest building interview. I'm going to get there. I think that California doing that is is absolutely critical because Washington doesn't get tech, and I think they looked to California for leadership, and if we're doing it to quote unquote ourselves, that's a really good sign. Secondly, I think is well that you know, we're the folks who think people want to stereotype us. It's just we're just the big tech companies as opposed to folks who are the kind of tech entrepreneurs. And so people who know what they're talking about and also value privacy can actually write the architecture of this well can redo the architecture of the internet right now which is based on the data being owned by somebody else rather than a a blockchain way of kind of coming down and grabbing your data win. You say, yes, that's consent for privacy and these things that lead the way it'd be. I think most people usually copy them coming out of California and they might not. They might make fun of them early on, but you know, I was a red state and there are thirty one percent wind power, even those California who's talking about it. I so you know, we're not so cocky that we don't learn from other places or that we're always the best. I'm not a Cal. -fornia you know supremacy, but I do believe that don't want to break the break the state away you're on. On. I think it's crazy. I mean, I do get the argument of splitting up into pieces because why should we have only two senators in another student with no one one hundred. Right. Well, I don't want to break away from this country. I love California being part of America and vice versa. I think we, we are a vision of America. And right now it's going to be a Pacific Century. We're going to be this gateway to American ideas, hopefully American America winning that future as well. And instead of retreating from it the way we kind of see out of DC so California, the California makes mistakes. We overregulate we sometimes tax much we we get in our own way of building things quickly, two point earlier on infrastructure, but by and large, most things that we do are usually what's next. And I think it's what attracts people to come from all over America live here and all over the world to come here. So I think those things on privacy on energy on building infrastructure, creding good middle class jobs. That's something that hopefully we can share with America. And one last point, this Bs, that's there's like the coast and the heartland. Like we've got so much heartland inside California. It's almost like a mini laboratory for. Erica the central valley or even zip codes or neighborhoods in the city right here, even though everybody thinks LA is just, you know, Kardashians and and reality shows we, we have a lot of bus drivers. Nurses people struggling with the same issues, but we have the -bility I think to give a vision of belonging the right now. A lot of Americans don't feel people. They think exactly that it's the cultural. How do you think about that? When they have the co the elites versus the? We'll talk about that next next, but there is that developing within California. How do you change that? Well, starts being mayor because I can't believe that for a second because most of the people I represent four million people are everyday folks or folks even struggling and hitting hard times. So we caricature each other across America right now, caricature by color by political party by region by rural versus urban. I do think Washington DC has unified a Senate to America's, but it's kind of Washington and the rest of us, and everybody feels a connection with local community, and then we'll talk more next on the rest of us. Meaning like Washington is the please place. It's fundamentally out of touch and talking about stuff that the rest of America isn't right. We sometimes watch that circus some people are consumed by watching the circus, but ninety percent of our work is where kids go into school and what's going on neighborhood, which the street I drive on like because there a park to go to. What kind of job we kind of dating pool, you know, all those things are local. They're not coming out of DC in DC has a conversation that seems completely removed from that. Even today. I think it's split us into two countries really. Right, right..
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"The speed of innovation is new, but that's where politics started. I mean, the Greek word for city is police, which is the same root of the word politics, and they those two places. I think intersected you came to the city doing Gaijin politics. And right now that's where innovation is occurring deeply and I agree with you. It doesn't spread quickly enough. And so one of the things I did is found a group called accelerator for America. It isn't a think tank. It's a do tank where we literally put people on the ground saying, you know, Louisville has a great idea. Let's that in four more. Cities l. as doing something cool. Can we help Washington DC do that and putting people on the ground to accelerate that set of being a decade maybe in a year or two. All right. So let me ask you. We're gonna talk about California in the next section, but what do you think you've done wrong? Oh, give me a less. I'm always wanted to say my wrong is wrong was I think in LA in general and in California in general, we've been too slow. Don't up to this housing crisis. I mean, I, I've been here on the city council so I don't just blame some administration. But on homelessness, I, I think another thing. Most of the homeless people in this country, right? Some enormous to yes to and we have the most Ron numbers here in Los Angeles, not the most proportionately, but most numbers, I think also deferring too much early on. I'm by nature SMARI democrat, like let's build consensus. Let's talk to everybody. When I realized time is really short. People just go in and baked decisions and doing whether it with your own team or sometimes in the city, the too much process can kill. So I kind of learned from that. I hope I'm doing a lot quicker, but early on it was like, no, let's let's talk to everybody. When I find when you actually take action, it changes the conversation because people see the change. Wanted to make a declaration like you'd say no more cars in Los Angeles by two thousand twenty two saying something like changes. Oh, yeah, that's the thing. Yeah, I was just going to say things like that crazy stuff. I think that the the funny thing about being a mayor today, stuff that seemed crazy. Like even two or three years ago now is normal. One hundred percent renewable power on the largest municipal utility in the United States are in Los Angeles department of water and power. And I said, one hundred percent now five years ago, I would have been saying, okay, let's get to fifty or sixty. And just recognizing that or saying every autonomous vehicle that's gonna come into l. a. needs to be electric and shared, which is something I think we're gonna nounce soon that Linnet comes into Los Angeles so every autonomous vehicle. So so for all the companies that are going to have Thomas shared vehicles that they all be and won't be too long before we're all saying no more internal combustion engines acceptance in very rare cases. Right, right. And two or three years ago, that was still such a huge stretch. Absolutely. All right. We're here with mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, and we're talking about Los Angeles seem return to California..
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"Not in the best way, but Greg's a dear friend, but I think there's no place. When you think of the way you think about entertainment in LA or digital tech up in the bay area or finance in New York, there's no place that can lay claim. Oh, that's the transportation technology capital. We've got the dollars innovation, the aerospace engineers, like all that try it from, you know, the boring company tumbling underneath us, two gondolas the Dodger Stadium to the more traditional ways and autonomy. But Secondly, I think the other three dimensional tech revolution should be happenings housing. Why is it that we still build things so slowly so expensive. Now, part of that's us, it's either red tape or own opposition to building something or communities. Just neighbors saying, no, don't build that in my backyard. So it's both. But the third area where we can really be much more disruptive is we can build things for cheaper. We just got people into housing for formerly homeless Angelinos for about one hundred, nine thousand dollars a door last month. It's. On average four to five hundred thousand dollars to do that in traditional ways. So figuring out a way to create land by going high and you have Freeland exactly or prefab and more factory style construction is really, I think one of the areas where we can in our fan, yeah, modular or just part of it's more modular and part of it is just we have a lot of specialized people who do specialized things for construction of a car doesn't get sent have five different types of workers come into work on it. One person on the assembly line, one group of people, right? I think we can do that with housing, so housing homelessness, and then creating jobs with goodwill and good wage jobs raise the minimum wage here, biggest city to do to fifteen dollars an hour, which I don't just copy. I hope so there's three point four million dollars every working hours that for about six hundred and fifty thousand families. So that's and Hugh and disproportionately women. But second, it's going for the fifty dollar an hour jobs. I mean, LA will I don't wanna late. It turned into the way Manhattan feels like, you know the very successful and then the service Konomi sweeping them and nothing in between. And I think, you know, that's why passing measure. I'm was so important. Those are really up the middle middle class jobs, a pay between, let's say, thirty and one hundred dollars an hour. So people can have a home, you know, send their kids to college and along those lines, the biggest gap cities have to confront in our economy does is the gap between having college degree or not. So we made community college free here, the biggest city in America to do so. And the first year we boosted out of our public schools college attendance by forty percent in our community colleges. So getting that that good paying job is about that pipeline of education, internships apprenticeship, and just building a Konami around those. That year, you're almost run to these cities are now to me like nation states. As far as I can tell, you know, with the running them doing different things very little is iterative from city to city, which I think is key mayor Bloomberg's trying to do that with his efforts. The city's efforts are trying to do. But the concept is that these are were a lot of the changes coming is from these cities and ideas or coming versus federally from doing federal. I mean, in the past was what states with a great laboratories of democracy. Brandeis said, it's, it's now cities and that's not new. The number of people living in cities is new..
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"City, subway light and busways as well as fixing streets it, seven hundred eighty seven thousand jobs, careers. I should actually say because it's not just a two year off thing. And I think that positions LA to build a brand new city. There's nothing there will be as fundamental to the transformation of a city. Then how you. Down those networks. And if you build a Ford -able housing around where you put your transportation, you don't compound the problem, you actually can solve it. And I do look at cities like in China and other places where the scale of imagination is so much bigger and bolder LA's one of the few western cities now to say, we can be in that club and people want to snap their fingers and say, give it a traffic tomorrow night of homelessness tomorrow, I feel more confident about being able to do those two things in the next decade than we ever have. And I see too many cities around the country where they're just starting to confront the scale and magnitude. Why do you think that has happened to cities? Well, it depends on which problem for homelessness is expression of a lot of trauma. It's everything for mental health and drugs and PTSD and man's patient foster care and rape and sexual domestic violence combined with high rents. I mean, those are the two things so high rent and trauma combines into homelessness, but you don't have to be homeless to feel the housing crunch which is just that people have said no, for too long, what's beautiful to see. There's an emerging not spurned on by developers or city hall group of residents here that are saying, go denser, go higher. I wanna stay in the city. I love this place, but you know, I was talking to one guy who bought his, his grandfather bought his house in the San Fernando Valley, five thousand dollars. His dad for fifty thousand. He works in the film industry is like a lighting guy. He bought it for five hundred thousand said my daughter, if she has to buy a home for five million, our story ends, I LA. And so for me, it's all about the middle class. You have to build middle-class housing. You have to build middle class wages, you have to build middle-class transportation networks. And I think l. a.. Is better poise than any other big city in America to do that. But I've also been networking with other cities because it's an exciting time. Washington wants to do two hundred billion of infrastructure and president for zero. The same night Trump was elected American cities including ours with measure m that I just talked about past two hundred and thirty billion dollars single night. So part of my message to is don't wait for Washington, right? There's no cavalry. That's not the way the country has ever been constructed, and we hope they'll be better partners. But in the meantime, take action where you are. I'm just reading the Andrew Jackson biography to try to understand our state Pettersen same exact debate that was going. He's very different than people portray him so much more complex political figure than other builder he was. But he didn't. This section I'm in now is national versus local infrastructure in the fight. And he vetoed a Bill to do local infrastructure was moved densely pork barrel. Politics is always can happen. But I think that we all know now we have the worst communications transportation and energy networks infrastructure in the developed world. Absolutely. And imagine if we had Washington leadership that placed assistance in helping local governments get that work done and then took care of the stuff that no local government can do in rural areas and other places. That's what a federal government had its best has always done. It has not been doing right, absolutely. Not missing issues. You face housing, affordable housing, which goes along with transportation. Would you imagine is your biggest challenge right now among those three? I think it's it's bring the cost down. You know. Somebody in tech, most of our tech revolution has been two dimensional. It's been how we can communicate with our kids on FaceTime and you know, one click ordering, I think its entering the three dimensional space. So there's a couple of things. One, I want us to be the transportation technology capital of the world, and we're doing a lot of things to kind of bet on everything you're going to be the first nobody's claiming to not just autonomous. Grace in my buddy well, yeah, exactly..
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"Nice thing about losing campaigns is everybody stays friends because there's no spoils to divine. But I, you know, worked against prop one eighty seven out here as a Latino kind of seeing that attack on immigrants pressure to what's happening now. So I've been involved in politics. I thought, maybe way later in my life I involved. But at twenty nine, I got a new pair of shoes and started walking door to door and loved it. It was scary. I don't like bothering people when I found myself, like I was going to be a journalist actually took a couple classes at Columbia j school, where are you went? And then I hated it because I asked strangers questions, which is kind of ironic during do right now, but I loved it the question. The questions were about something I might be able to do to help them, and I wore holes through that shoe of the shoes in the Bronx beat you remember that was the thing they put that out. No, the bunk speed. Actually, the one class I took over at the school of international public affairs cross fertilizing. Financing. Council and then mayor, what were you hoping to do as mayor? Well, after twelve years of serving a neighborhood in the heart of LA that really had dramatic turnaround kind of the bohemian heart and working class and immigrant heart of l. a. the heart of the LGBT community. I, I saw the potential of what we could do taking that citywide to re really revitalize areas without pushing people out of them to build an infrastructure, thinking about the future and harness what mass participation can do to the most seemingly unsexy of of topics. But things like graffiti which just wear you down when we enlisted a few hundred people to help us know where the graffiti was. We reduced graffiti by like ninety percent and counted every year, you know. So I think a lot of people are so cynical about government. There's no role for me to play in it, they think. And Secondly, they just tell me the good news and I, I learned to open up the process to teach people the basic skills of how city hall works to be kind of a teacher like I was before, and even if you teach people who are going. To be against you. That's okay. And so as mayor, I saw kind of three things in l. a. we take our eyes off the basic city services people hire you to run a city and that just paving the streets picking up the trash. All of that second was our infrastructure was crumbling from public transportation to, you know, our electrical infrastructure, everything, and I wanted to invest in that for the next fifty years and three. I wanted to invest in the economy of the future. And I think LA had been very lazy about our legacy, aerospace Hollywood, but we are letting those things go away with Northrop left l. a. with its headquarters, no elected official sides. One, I think even called them, we're letting other states when you put tax credits through to get production. So the studios were still based here, but the productions weren't. And then there's emerging digital technology, biotechnology, and other industries like financial services or healthcare that always been huge here, but we'd never marketed them growing them. So I wanted to kind of strategically build a city from its infrastructure to its services to its economy. Let's talk about each of those. The issues around city services they've gotten..
"mayor eric" Discussed on Recode Decode
"You may know me as someone who had never lived in Los Angeles too much competition from other people wearing sunglasses all the time. But in my spare time, I talked tech and you're listening to Rico decode from the vox media podcast network today in the red share is Eric Garcetti the mayor of Los Angeles, which I love. I actually love Los Angeles is drive around today and thinking that he was first elected to the post in two thousand thirteen. It was reelected. Last year rented talk about the state of local politics. That tech scene in LA and much more Eric. Welcome to Rico decode mayor, right? Please that. Okay. Eric daughter, that's just the title for a little bit. I'm your daddy. Excellent title. So we're talking about a range of things including national politics, which you've been discussed running for president, and let's start first in Los Angeles. Talk a little bit about your background that people don't know you go through it just a very quick natives of Los Angeles. Actually, fourth generation Angelino my newest family member to come here is my grandfather over one hundred years ago, but I represent the city's absolute sprawling and beautiful diversity and half Mexican half Jewish with an Italian last name. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley which was where the Brady bunch home was in the middle of nowhere in the middle of everywhere and grew up, you know, pretty anonymously. I think people think I grew up in politics because my dad later after I was in college van for district attorney, but he was a prosecutor just align prosecutor growing up. My mom worked in charitable foundations and grew up in a very kind of middle class San Fernando Valley life as valley girl came out and thought, I always wanted to do something to change the world. But I figured. That might be my parents raised me with that ethic. My dad was doing that. My mom was doing that. They gave me a lot of free rein growing up. So I traveled Ethiopian high school to help out with medical relief work. I in college, lived in the jungles of Burma with the democratic resistance that was there. I got a degree in human rights. They encouraged me and my sister to be exchange students. They had met from opposite sides of the track here in LA at PanAm airlines. And so I think they had a very global. Yeah, the great Pan Am airlines fell in love, got married six weeks after the first date now. So the world was very important place for them where they kind of fell in love, and they always wanted us to see the world on the streets of our city and vice versa to see kind of l. a. on the streets of the world. So I always felt comfortable almost being anywhere, though. I always knew I'd come back home and Todd is a professor when I came back to PLO Missy and world affairs international human rights work, then ran for city council. Why somebody suggested it to me, my predecessor on the city council's chief of staff and she'd probably suggested it to a dozen people. I couldn't get out of my head. It was definitely not something I'd ever thought of doing. I didn't know who my city council member was growing up, but I realized why am I going far away places to work on human rights when those issues are right here, and this is the most global city in the world. And and I always give this advice to young people don't run off to DC. Don't go abroad until you set your roots down someplace because the work you do in America today is versus anything will do around the world and you can't kind of grow into that. If you don't start someplace that was the first time you were in politics. Yeah. I mean, I've worked on campaigns. I had helped my dad and one of his reelections I had worked for Kathleen Brown's campaign for governor way back when he took a fifteen point lead and lost. My fifteen points could swing..