Los Angeles City Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa was scheduled to speak at Santa Monica College last Tuesday about his plans for the city if elected mayor in the upcoming race against Mayor James Hahn.
However, he cancelled due to agenda-related issues.
The event, held April 26, was organized by ENLACE and the Latino Student Union in search of a fusion of the Hispanic community.
"It would have made a bigger difference if he would have been there personally. Some students were discouraged that he didn't show up," said Wendy Mehia, director of academic support for the Latino Student Union.
Instead, two representatives from the Westside and Eastside spoke about the upcoming election and introduced Villaraigosa's plans for the success of the Los Angeles community.
"Many people thought Antonio was running a victory lap," said speaker Charles Leone.
Villaraigosa wants to change the face of Los Angeles by evoking his passion to restore and build new schools, affordable workforce housing, pursue homeland security, and decrease the homicide rate. Campaign officials said that Villaraigosa has invested $1.9 billion in his campaign to build more