In Los Angeles’s 5th Council District (CD 5), which makes up the parts of West L.A. that surround Beverly Hills and includes the Fairfax District, Cheviot Hills, and Westwood, voters have a choice between two excellent candidates vying to represent them in city hall. Both Katy Young Yaroslavsky and Sam Yebri are very bright attorneys with impressive track records of public and community service. Both claim deep roots in CD 5, and both support many of the same measures, even ones as specific as developing a stronger tree canopy for the district. It makes it difficult for our publication to choose a candidate to endorse for the November 8 election. However, there is a choice to be made, and we endorse Katy Young Yaroslavsky for the seat.