Councilman Cedillo regrets “hipster” agenda campaign remarks; prepare for L.A. Marathon street closures

Mar 18, 2017

Eastside Scene: Bike shadow, East Los Angeles | Aurelio Jose Barrera

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  • After preliminary results showed that First District Councilman Gil Cedillo had avoided a runoff, the incumbent councilman said that voters had rejected the “trendy, hippy, hipster proposal and agenda” of challenger Joe-Bray Ali. Now, Cedillo is taking back those words after the updated election results show that he’s likely to be forced into a runoff with Bray-Ali. “I should not have referred to his campaign … as a hipster campaign or candidacy,” Cedillo told the L.A. Times.  The county clerk is scheduled to finish counting outstanding ballots on Monday.  If Cedillo remains with less than 50% of the vote, he and Bray-Ali will face off in the May 16 general election.
  • Many streets — including Sunset Boulevard — and freeway offramps in the Echo Park and Silver Lake area will be closed Sunday morning for the L.A. Marathon.  Several Metro and DASH bus lines will also be disrupted and delayed for several hours. The first closures are expected to begin around 3 am on Sunday — pay close attention to the temporary No Parking signs. Most streets in Echo Park and Silver Lake are expected to reopen before noon.

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