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City Attorney Debate on Friday in Chatsworth

Incumbent Carmen Trutanich will be joined by challenger Mike Feuer Friday evening for a lively debate.

City attorney hopefuls Mike Feuer and incumbent Carmen Trutanich will engage in a debate Friday at the Chatsworth location of the University of West Los Angeles ahead of a runoff vote for the public office in May.

Feuer, a former state assemblyman, finished first with 43.76 of the final tally in the March ballot, but failed to garner more than 50 percent of votes to clinch a victory.

Trutanich is making a re-election bid and came in second last month with 30.17 percent of votes. He announced plans to seek a second term following defeat in the race for Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Feuer made a bid for city attorney in 2001, but fell short.

The former assemblyman his top priority is combating gun violence and cited his record of pushing through gun regulations at both the city and state levels.

Trutanich has cited his first-term work targeting graffiti vandals and polluters, going after neighborhood gangs with injunctions and fining Ralphs $43,000 for over-charging customers as reasons for bringing him back for a second and final term as city attorney.

Election day is May 21. The debate starts at 6:30 p.m. at the University of West Los Angeles is located at 9201 Oakdale Ave., Suite 201, Chatsworth.

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