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L.A. City Election Candidates to Address Environment, Transportation and Economy at Public Forum, Monday, April 1

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LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Climate Resolve, the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and Green LA Coalition, in collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of organizations dedicated to a better Los Angeles, will host a forum for the candidates running for Los Angeles city council, city attorney, and city controller in the May 21 election. The forum will include a dedicated discussion for each race, with candidates addressing questions about the topics that matter most for the future of Los Angeles: the environment, transportation, and the economy. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the California Endowment's Yosemite Hall, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles 90012. Free parking and lunch are provided.

On May 21, voters in Los Angeles will elect a City Attorney, Controller, and councilmembers who will set policies for years to come. The forum is a unique opportunity to understand each candidate's position on critical, far-reaching issues. Discussion topics include public transit, renewable energy, water resources, green jobs, green building standards, climate change preparedness, open space, waste and recycling programs, and air quality. There will be time for public questions following each discussion. LA Streetsblog will live stream the morning's discussions at https://new.livestream.com/streetsblogtv. The candidates' comments will also be recorded and disseminated via YouTube after the event.

Participants include City Attorney candidates Mike Feuer and Carmen Trutanich; City Controller candidates Ron Galperin and Dennis Zine; City Council District 1 candidates Gilbert Cedillo and Jose Gardea; City Council District 9 candidate Ana Cubas and Curren Price campaign representative; City Council District 13 candidates John Choi and Mitch O'Farrell; and City Council District 6 (special election) candidates. Other speakers include City Councilmember Paul Koretz and Councilmember-elect Mike Bonin; Tom Eisenhauer, President of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; and Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director of Climate Resolve.

"This forum is truly unprecedented in the history of Los Angeles electoral politics, because of the number of candidates participating and the broad coalition of organizations sponsoring it," says Parfrey, one of the event's organizers. "It speaks volumes about how important environmental issues have become to voters."

For detailed schedule of the day's events and a complete list of sponsoring organizations, visit: http://climateresolve.org/forum-agenda/. The forum is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To secure a spot, please RSVP in advance at: http://losangelesforum.eventbrite.com/.

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Source: Climate Resolve