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LA’s future, seen from the ground level

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The Los Angeles skyline is seen during twilight on August 21, 2013 in California.

A new, ambitious survey of Southern California finds residents and policy makers are optimistic about 2014. Released Tuesday, “Forecast LA” from LMU finds that LA County can expect three to four percent growth this year and that most residents feel like the region is on an upswing.

A new, ambitious survey of Southern California finds residents and policy makers are optimistic about 2014.  Released Tuesday, “Forecast LA” from LMU finds that LA County can expect three to four percent growth this year and that most residents feel like the region is on an upswing.  

The survey combines an economic forecast with an opinion poll in which 2,400 Angelenos and their local elected leaders were interviewed.  So what’s driving the optimism and what’s changing block-by-block around the cities in this county that has people feeling better?

Guests:

Fernando Guerra, Director of The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of  Los Angeles and Professor of Political Science, as well as Chicana/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He's also a SCPR Board of Trustees member

Andre Quintero, Mayor of El Monte

Pam O’Connor, Mayor of Santa Monica

Austin Beutner, former Deputy Mayor, Los Angeles, and co-author of LA 2020 report

Jeff Cooper, Mayor of Culver City  

Fernando Vazquez, Mayor of Downey  

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