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Be Heard on City Hall’s FBI Corruption Probe

By LA Preserve

You’ve seen the headlines. The FBI is investigating Los Angeles City Councilmembers Jose Huizar and Curren Price, as well as powerful current or former aides to Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Herb Wesson. The widening probe is focused on possible bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money-laundering. 

The Ethics Commission wants to hear your thoughts on a proposed ban on campaign contributions from many developers and a ban on “behest” payments from developers. Behest payments are huge donations made to our elected leaders’ “favorite charities.” 

Let’s stop the dirt. The deadline is Jan. 31. Email your comments to ethics.policy@lacity.org 

On February 19, the Ethics Commission will meet publicly to discuss how far a developer ban should go. The toughest ban against developer campaign contributions is in Temple City, a few miles from L.A., where land-use corruption sent its mayor and former mayor to prison. 

The people of Temple City spoke, instituting strict bans on developers giving to politicians. 

You don’t need any expertise! Please comment by Jan 31!

Comments (4)

  1. Steve on Washington

    Does anyone have any actual evidence of the alleged ticket fixing that has been allegedly going on for years between the city and St. J center? I’ve heard and read the allegations but if there is actual evidence this is corruption, and if there is an “agreement” with the city to do this for their clients violations, then that is conspiracy. Its not “OK” because someone in the city says so.

  2. Anonymous

    Let’s expand the probe to Mike Bonin

  3. Lee

    Just sent my email, thanks for writing about this.

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