Mayors in recent memory have all come and gone with many of the same promises unfulfilled, from relieving snarled traffic to thinning the ranks of a downtown homeless population that comprises a small, sad community known as Skid Row.
The primary campaign focused on "insider baseball, stuff that happens at City Hall," noted veteran Democratic consultant Garry South.
In the sprawling city of 469 square miles, divided by freeways, economic disparity and the Hollywood Hills, "City Hall is too far away from a lot of people to even care," South said.
In an interview Wednesday with KNX-AM radio, Greuel offered little in the way of specifics about how she would invest in street repairs and other programs starved for cash while contending with rising employee costs and a shaky budget.
"It's about priorities," she said.
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