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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Sonja Diaz in Los Angeles Times: “Rick Caruso has entered the mayor’s race. Will L.A. elect a billionaire?”


    Still, Sonja Diaz, director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, cautioned that the Los Angeles of today is starkly different from the city that elected Riordan. Among other factors, Diaz cited the success of recent ballot measures related to housing and criminal justice reform that she said showed a preference for data-backed policy interventions aimed at root causes, rather than “penalizing people and going back to a ‘broken windows’ regime.”