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Reaction Mixed to City Council Candidacy of Activist Stephen Box

Box speaks at a campaign steering committee meeting | Photo via Stephen Box's facebook page
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For an election in 2011, the announcement that community activist Stephen Box is running for the Los Angeles City Council has picked up a lot of steam already. In many ways -- whether he planned to run or not -- he's has been preparing for this moment for years. His name is out there as someone who has been constantly working to improve neighborhoods, as someone who can be a pain in the ass to officials at city hall (especially incumbent Councilmember Tom LaBonge) and as someone who has succeeded, whether good or bad, at changing Los Angeles.

In Monday's LAist post about Box, the comments section was rife with talk. Here are some snippets.

"Won't win. Won't even push the race to a run off," commented a skeptical trojan2002. "But at least he has the balls to run. LA City CLOWNcil is a cesspool, and I don't think a greenie can fight the machine that operates the cesspool."