L.A. Mayor Skips 2020 Presidential Race to 'Finish the Job' at Home

Governing | January 30, 2019

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that he will not run for president, declining to take a long-shot gamble that Democrats would pick a little-known local official to challenge President Trump. After nearly two years of flirting with the idea that he could leap from City Hall to the world's most powerful job, the mild-mannered mayor reached a decision in keeping with his reputation for avoiding political risk. He also passed up a chance to run for governor last year when the odds seemed stacked against him.

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For the first time in five years – thanks to voter approval of Measure 2A, a recovering economy and responsible fiscal management – the City and County of Denver is not facing a budget shortfall in 2014. We are emerging from a long economic downturn as a vibrant, innovative city that is growing its economic base, revitalizing its neighborhoods and making intentional investments for the future. Over the past 12 months, Denver’s economy has added 15,000 new jobs and 1,000 new businesses. Denver workers are returning to the labor market and taking advantage of new opportunities. Real estate values are up and foreclosures are down, making Denver one of the top markets in the country. And, incomes are rising, giving families and businesses opportunities to save and invest. With this positive economic outlook, my 2014 budget proposal calls for the ongoing restoration of essential services that were lost during the recession as well as strategic investments in the safety net, public safety, neighborhood economic development, housing and technology. We will continue to deliver a smart, world-class city where everyone matters by expanding opportunities for all of Denver’s children, bringing new jobs into our city, connecting Denver’s economy with the rest of the world, keeping neighborhoods safe, and making intentional public investments that drive economic growth. Through prudent stewardship of taxpayer dollars, this budget reflects my unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.

Spotlight

For the first time in five years – thanks to voter approval of Measure 2A, a recovering economy and responsible fiscal management – the City and County of Denver is not facing a budget shortfall in 2014. We are emerging from a long economic downturn as a vibrant, innovative city that is growing its economic base, revitalizing its neighborhoods and making intentional investments for the future. Over the past 12 months, Denver’s economy has added 15,000 new jobs and 1,000 new businesses. Denver workers are returning to the labor market and taking advantage of new opportunities. Real estate values are up and foreclosures are down, making Denver one of the top markets in the country. And, incomes are rising, giving families and businesses opportunities to save and invest. With this positive economic outlook, my 2014 budget proposal calls for the ongoing restoration of essential services that were lost during the recession as well as strategic investments in the safety net, public safety, neighborhood economic development, housing and technology. We will continue to deliver a smart, world-class city where everyone matters by expanding opportunities for all of Denver’s children, bringing new jobs into our city, connecting Denver’s economy with the rest of the world, keeping neighborhoods safe, and making intentional public investments that drive economic growth. Through prudent stewardship of taxpayer dollars, this budget reflects my unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.

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