Last Friday, the AIA/LA kicked off its series of mayoral candidate forums, putting City Councilmember Jan Perry on the hot seat with questions (from City Planning Commission President Bill Roschen and LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne) about her positions on planning and architecture issues. Perry talked up transit-oriented development and rail, but she also stressed that she thinks it's important to protect single-family neighborhoods. She emphasized her past support of low-income and supportive housing projects and answered several Downtown-related questions (her City Council district currently includes most of the neighborhood), including ones about fixing Pershing Square and building dog parks. Up above, a video of the first half of the evening; part two's audience Q&A is down below.
· AIA|LA Engages Councilwoman Jan Perry in the First of Five AIA|LA Mayoral Candidate Forums [AIA/LA]