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City Council president says L.A. lacks a strategy for creating jobs

City Council president says L.A. lacks a strategy for creating jobs

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said Wednesday that the critics were right: City Hall lacks a comprehensive strategy for attracting new jobs. With the region emerging from a recession that dramatically upended the city's finances, Wesson announced that he is creating a special five-member committee to develop a plan for increasing employment across the city. Wesson's comments, made after his colleagues voted him in as their president for another two years, could prove awkward for Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is running for reelection and has been talking up his work on the economy. The issue of a jobs plan was raised two months ago by Stuart Waldman, president of...

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