The Central City Association, which presses Downtown interests at City Hall and worked hard to get into Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's good graces after backing Jim Hahn big in 2005, announced its endorsement of the mayor for a second term. In next year's election. From the release:
“Mayor Villaraigosa has brought a new vitality to the city of Los Angeles, and CCA believes he deserves your vote for another four-year term as leader of our great city,” said Carol E. Schatz, president and CEO of CCA. “CCA supports Mayor Villaraigosa’s vision for smart growth, development of more housing and solving our critical transportation challenges.”
After Hahn lost, CCA quickly put its money behind Villaraigosa.