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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Scoop: Mike Bloomberg's anti-chaos theory

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Mike Bloomberg's $100 million Florida blitz begins today and will continue "wall to wall" in all 10 TV markets through Election Day, advisers tell me.

Why it matters: Bloomberg thinks that Joe Biden putting away Florida is the most feasible way to head off the national chaos we could have if the outcome of Trump v. Biden remained uncertain long after Election Day.

Biden's hardline Russia reset

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When he talks about Russia, Joe Biden has sounded like Ronald Reagan all summer, setting up a potential Day 1 confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin if Biden were to win.

Why it matters: Biden has promised a forceful response against Russia for both election interference and alleged bounty payments to target American troops in Afghanistan. But being tougher than President Trump could be the easy part. The risk is overdoing it and making diplomacy impossible.