Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti marks one year in office
Today, I begin my second year as your mayor. My first day in office last year set the tone for all we did: we held office hours for anyone to come see me. We've invested over the past year in making your city government more efficient, open, and more accessible so that you can help me lead.
As we think about the future, let's take a moment to celebrate, not just our world champion Los Angeles Kings, but so much more. Together, you joined me at hearings and online to insist that the federal government back the $1 billion plan to restore the LA River. And together, we won.
Per capita crime is down to 1949 levels. A record 42 million tourists visited us this year. We launched our 10,000 strong veterans hiring initiative and a 10,000 summer youth jobs program as part of our new Summer of Success initiative that will serve tens of thousands of youth with online and in-person educational and positive outlets giving them skills that will translate into better grades and better jobs in the future.
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