As Covid-19 restrictions ease and amid talk of a vaccine bounce, road closures across the country could also be driving voters.
Proponents see Measure J as a means of achieving racial and economic justice through fiscal policy and hope the model can be replicated in other cities.
Along with the major cities, Biden made progress in midsize and small metro areas. The biggest swings in the vote occurred in more densely populated counties.
App-based companies spent millions to keep their California workers classified as independent contractors, not employees. Now they want to shop the law around the country.
It's not just the US: left-wing parties suffer in many countries because their voters are heavily concentrated in urban areas.
Frustrated by the status quo, more and more young people are running for local government, where they believe they can effect progressive change.