Scaling back pensions for future fire and police hires, carving out more money for libraries and reining in the DWP's power are among measures' goals.
In better times, Los Angeles city elections have served as vehicles for leaders' ambitious ideas — from expanding the city's solar energy capacity to building more than two dozen new libraries. This spring's contest testifies to an era in which city leaders cannot afford new promises and are having trouble keeping ones already made.
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