Thank you, Los Angeles

I am honored and humbled to be writing to you as your Mayor and am excited to get started on the work the people of Los Angeles said they wanted done -- first and foremost, creating jobs and making City Hall work better.

I am fortunate to have a job that puts me in a position to directly affect people's lives for the better. I ran for Mayor to take advantage of that opportunity to the fullest by bringing government closer to the people, using new tools and technologies to increase effectiveness and efficiency, and getting back to the basics that are at the core of what we do.

I want Los Angeles to be a place where opportunity thrives in every neighborhood and where City Hall isn't some distant monument, but a workshop that fixes everyday problems.

Together, we will make Los Angeles the place we all know it can be.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you.

-Mayor Eric Garcetti