STREET BEAT: ‘Do you consider local politics important?’

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Compiled by Cynthia Gibson in Leimert Park Village.

Carolyn Taylor-Maxwell
Los Angeles
“Yes, because [it sets] the stage for what we get in our communities. But party affiliation is just so taken for granted. … I just want the best person.”
Rick Johnston
Los Angeles
“Yes, because the local community is an integral part of the whole thing. What happens in the local community affects all of Los Angeles.”
Karen A. Clark
Los Angeles
“Extremely important, but also have to advocate for ourselves by voting. And we have to hold all these politicians accountable. … They’re here to serve the people.”
Timothy Morganfield
Los Angeles
“Yes, it’s real important. Local politics helps keep the community together and clean and keeps it growing and thriving.”



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