In 1959, the opening ceremony was moved to City Hall.
By the 1920s, William Mulholland was already searching for more water for the still-growing Los Angeles region, and was pushing for the building of an aqueduct and a dam on the mighty Colorado River.
The victors saw entanglements with national politics over the matter of immigration.
This election was the second impacted by Charter Amendment 1.
Passed in March 2015, the amendment shifted city elections to even-numbered years beginning in 2020.
As a result, officials elected in 2017 won special five-and-a-half year terms ending in 2022.
Campaign finance was in the forefront of this election in light of recent efforts by the council and citizen groups to limit the influence property developers have in city government through political contribution restrictions.