January 5, 2013 – In a mostly amicable race so far, one of the first issues to divide the leading candidates for Los Angeles mayor involves another city altogether – Beverly Hills. During a candidate debate last week held in Beverly Hills, the leading candidates were split over plans to have the $6.3billion Westside subway extension route run under a high school in that affluent city. The subway route is opposed by the city of Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills Unified School District, both of which are suing to stop the construction. During his tenure at LA County Metro (Aa2 / 5447123S9), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has pushed to greatly expand rail lines throughout the county.
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