For a moment I thought I was at a fundraiser
The last City Council meeting of the year was a lobbyist's bonanza, even by City Hall standards.
With measures ranging from Playa Vista and the Los Angeles Theater Center to grocery-store worker retention, the Los Angeles lobbying corps was out in full force.
Standing behind the marble columns or conferring with one another, it was a billable-hours dream as the council droned on and on in a meeting that began shortly after 10 a.m. and lasted past 2 p.m.
The lobbyists' attendance did not go unnoticed.
"For a moment, I thought I was at a fundraiser," joked one council member.
Added another: "Maybe I should hold one."
So much for the "clean-up" at City Hall