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Is Villaraigosa's second term 'narrow on accomplishment'?

November 9, 2010 | 10:49 am


Jeff Carr, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief of staff, is a evangelical minister and longtime community advocate who has brought big changes to the mayor's office, according a profile by The Times' Patrick McDonnell.

6a00d8341c630a53ef013488024286970c-320wi"To admirers, Carr is a savvy, energetic, even charismatic leader with a distinctive pedigree, the adopted son of a preacher who followed his father to the ministry and now toils in a decidedly secular setting. ... But others see Carr as a macho figure failing to impose direction on a deeply divided staff of 200 serving a mayor who is both demanding and easily distracted."

Carr has emerged has a key player in the mayor's second term. But how it that term going? McDonnell wrote:

As Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief of staff, Carr heads a second-term leadership group charged with invigorating a mayoral agenda that has been wide on ambition but, in the view of many, narrow on accomplishment.

Has Villaraigosa's second term been "narrow on accomplishment"? Or has the mayor made strides on issues such as transportation? Share your view below.

Photo: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Credit: Los Angeles Times