Monday, August 04, 2008


Which Way, L.A.?

Which way LA with Warren Olney

KCRW Public Radio 89.9FM

Air Date MON AUG 4, 2008 Live: 7:00-7:30P

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LA Unified wanted a 3.2 billion dollar construction bond on November’s ballot until a poll by Mayor Villaraigosa showed that voters would go for more. Now the District is asking 7 billion—almost twice as much and the largest request in history.

Early last week, the LA Unified School District’s elected board of trustees was planning a 3.2 billion dollar bond measure for the November ballot. But Mayor Villaraigosa had conducted a poll showing that voters would be willing to go for more. On Thursday, the board almost doubled its request from 3.2 billion to 7 billion, with 2 billion of that not earmarked for any specific projects.
In 1997, voters approved Proposition BB, a bond issue worth 2.4 billion dollars—with the proviso that a citizens’ advisory board would be set up to watch how the money was spent. Since then, 13 billion dollars in bonds have been approved by the voters.

  • Monica Garcia: LAUSD Board Member
  • Connie Rice: Chair of the School Construction Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee
  • A.J. Duffy: President of the United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Caprice Young: President of the California Charter School Association

Warren Olney - Considered the dean of Southern California broadcast journalists, Warren tackles the issues Southern Californians care about. Expanding that concept, To the Point deals with issues of national concern and is on air in most major metropolitan markets across the country. On any day, you’ll hear a fast-paced, news-based talk show featuring multiple perspectives on a single major issue, with Newsmaker and Reporters Notebook features, as well. 

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