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Weiss and Trutanich, Koretz and Vahedi to debate tonight

April 13, 2009 | 12:25 pm

The two candidates competing to become Los Angeles' next city attorney, Westside City Councilman Jack Weiss and San Pedro attorney Carmen Trutanich, will face off in their second debate of the runoff campaign tonight in Sherman Oaks.
The forum, sponsored by the neighborhood councils of Sherman Oaks and Studio City and the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce, will also include the first matchup since the March 3 primary between the two men running for Weiss’ 5th District council seat, former Assemblyman Paul Koretz and neighborhood council member David Vahedi.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St. The faculty parking lot will be available for attendees.
Vahedi and Koretz, who were separated by 0.2 of percentage point in the primary field of five candidates, will debate beginning at 6:45, followed by Trutanich and Weiss. After two-minute opening statements, the candidates will take questions, some from the audience and some selected by the chamber and neighborhood councils.

The runoff elections will be held May 19.

-- Maeve Reston