LA Magazine: Your Guide to Power in L.A.

Via LA Magazine 

Who has more mojo—the mayor or the city council? It’s hard to vote when you don’t know a controller from a commissioner. A primer on local politics.

On March 5 Angelenos will vote for a new mayor in a primary election. If nobody wins more than 50 percent, the top two candidates will face off on May 21. It’s not just the mayor’s office that’s up for grabs. Voters will choose seven city council members, the city attorney, and the city controller. Even if you don’t live within the city’s boundaries and can’t cast a vote, who runs city hall can have a profound impact on your life.

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