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A few weeks ago, while traveling across the city with Karen Bass, I asked if she was looking forward to quitting her long commute to work. The congresswoman said she didn’t mind the flights between Los Angeles and the nation’s capital, because she used the time to read and do her homework.
Now that she’s been elected mayor, I don’t know how she’s going to carve out that kind of downtime. It’s easy to get stuck in traffic in L.A., but not for six hours at a stretch. Running for mayor was a tough schlep, but as the winner over Rick Caruso, Bass knows the hard part has just begun.
“Tonight, 40,000 Angelenos will sleep without a home, and five might not wake up,” Bass said Thursday morning in a victory speech, just three weeks before taking office as L.A.’s first female mayor.
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