Hahn On Way To Assume Frank Shaw Mantle
It seems as if Mayor Hahn is in a little bit of dutch for using DWP paid PR flacks to advise on a number of political matters. This is at a time that City Controller Laura Chick has delivered a scathing audit on the practice of the DWP - a monopoly municipal utility with no competition - spending millions of dollars on high priced PR consulting. In fact, at the same timeChick was running various audits of the DWP's PR spending, their consultant was billing the DWP to spin a response to Chick's pending accusations.
Of course we have noted before that Bernard Parks - Butter Bernie - has compared Mayor Hahn to my administraton. (Oh wait a minute, its "Bitter" Bernie Mayor Sam reminds me. Butter Bernie was a dairy farmer from Covina who paid me off to let him deliver milk to the county jail.) At the same time, his other opponent Antonio Villaraigosa has called on Hahn to repay the DWP for the free counsel he got.
Finally, Mariel Garza from the Daily News explains why this is all a big problem for the Mayor and the rest of us.
We shall stay tuned.
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