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Mayoral candidates debate Westside subway plan

February 26, 2009 |  6:20 am

Election_sig When Los Angeles County voters passed a half-cent sales tax increase last fall to raise $40 billion for transportation, about $4.1 billion was set aside for the first phase of a subway extension west from downtown Los Angeles.

Times editors have been posing questions about a variety of city issues to the 10 candidates for mayor in Tuesday's primary election. There was great debate about whether the subway through Beverly Hills, Westwood and into Santa Monica is worth the money. Others question whether other parts of the city deserved transit money.

Here's the full Q&A, prepared by The Times' Bill Nottingham.