Los Angeles: ‘The most misunderstood city on the planet’

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Los Angeles: ‘The most misunderstood city on the planet’

Los Angeles: ‘The most misunderstood city on the planet’

Los Angeles is probably the most misunderstood city on the planet, plagued by stereotypes that paint us as a frivolous teenager on the geopolitical stage. But it’s partially true: We’re a city of stark dichotomies.

To many we’re all about superficial style, fake flash, and the globally renowned glitz of creative industries. But we also have some of the largest homeless populations in the country, crushing poverty, and serious inequity when it comes to public health.

We’re blessed with environmental riches like glittering beaches and alpine forests but cars are choking our streets and we’re running out of water. I have no doubt that LA is the most exciting city for living and working in the world, but we must find ways to improve daily life and increase opportunities for all Angelenos….

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