"Los Angeles lost one of its great heroes when John Mack passed away last night. John was a leader who exuded strength and a listener who brought us together and sought to heal. He was my friend. He was inspiring. John Mack was the consummate public servant, commanding wide respect for his clear-eyed and focused leadership, his toughness and his candor, his compassion and his commitment to assuring no one in Los Angeles gets left behind. John Mack was a civic role model, whose legacy is a more inclusive, resilient, respectful, productive city. He will be deeply missed."