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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivers remarks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors in January 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said it was "idiotic" for the FCC to roll back net neutrality rules, and that he hopes the administration reverses course.

Why it matters: Some local elected officials are taking a stand against the FCC's net neutrality decision. Garcetti said at the Upfront Summit in LA on Wednesday that it's another area where local governments can take a leadership position.

Context: Los Angeles is home to a lot of pro-net neutrality internet companies, such as Snap, Hulu and other video startups, so it's not surprising to see Garcetti take this stance.

Role of local government: Garcetti is a big proponent of the idea that the most meaningful action happens at the local level. He also suggested that branch libraries could follow the WeWork model in order to have a dual role as a local incubator.

Big Tech: When asked about increasing concentration in the tech industry, Garcetti said, "I don't fear it and I don't oppose it," he said. "I want to try to help guide it."

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The big picture: Sources tell Axios that the Post is nearing 3 million digital subscribers, a 50% year-over-year growth in subscriptions and more than 3x the number of digital-only subscribers it had in 2016. The New York Times now has more than 6 million digital-only subscribers, nearly 3x its number from 2016.

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Why it matters: They're the highest-level names yet announced who will have a role in what Biden is promising will be a far-reaching climate and energy agenda.

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A face familiar to Wall Street is back as a central player that this time will need to steer the country out of a deep economic crisis.

Driving the news: President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to nominate former Fed chair Janet Yellen to be Treasury secretary.