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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Entertainment industry executives and labor unions - including one representing city utility workers - are joining forces to mount an independent TV ad campaign to promote the Los Angeles mayoral candidacy of City Controller Wendy Greuel, a top advisor to the group said Monday. The group, Working Californians, has hired two of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's former campaign consultants, Ace Smith and Sean Clegg, to run the campaign, according to Clegg, a former deputy mayor. If the group succeeds in raising a substantial sum of money, it could play a significant role in the fiercely competitive March 5t mayoral primary.
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April 6, 2010 | By Phil Willon and Maeve Reston
The city's top financial official issued a grim assessment of the escalating budget crisis Monday, warning that Los Angeles could be unable to pay its bills in just over four weeks. City Controller Wendy Greuel declared an "urgent financial crisis" and said the only way to continue paying bills in the short term was to begin to drain the city's already limited emergency reserve. Greuel's announcement was the latest development in an increasingly bitter standoff between the City Council and the city's Department of Water and Power over how much the municipal utility should charge ratepayers and how much it should contribute to the city's treasury.
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November 11, 2009 | Maeve Reston
A judge said Tuesday that City Controller Wendy Greuel should have outside legal counsel in a legal dispute between the former city attorney and Greuel's predecessor over the controller's authority to conduct audits that assess the performance of programs run by other elected officials. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney said he would delay entering a final decision for at least two weeks so the City Council could decide whether to allow Greuel to hire an outside lawyer.
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August 7, 2010
Los Angeles World Airports General Manager Gina Marie Lindsey — $326,855 Police Chief Charlie Beck — $307,290 Harbor General Manager Geraldine Knatz — $300,964 City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana — $256,803 Mayor Antonio Villariagosa — $232,425 Recreation and Parks General Manager Jon K. Mukri — $229,074 City Atty. Carmen Trutanich — $214,546 Planning Director Gail S. Goldberg (retired) — $212,829 L.A. Zoo General Manager John Lewis — $210,908 City Librarian Martin Gomez — $210,000 Controller Wendy Greuel — $196,667 City Treasurer Joya De Foor — $181,530 The 15 City Council members — $178,789 Source: Database posted by City Controller Wendy Greuel.
OPINION
February 22, 2013
Re "Greuel calls 2 top foes liars," Feb. 21 The negative turn that the Los Angeles mayor's race has taken is heartbreaking. City Controller Wendy Greuel is my candidate, but the field includes several others with the integrity and intelligence to make great mayors, giving our city the kind of proactive, focused leadership that we sorely need. One will win, but must the others emerge from this contest bruised and enemies? Is there no way for an electoral contest - especially when the political differences among the candidates are relatively minor - to be waged without the kind of acrimony that alienates voters and sullies the democratic process?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Ben Welsh, Los Angeles Times
Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles' incoming mayor, won the office with fewer votes than any newly elected mayor since the 1930s, when the city population was less than half its current size, according to a Times analysis of final results. Garcetti's complete tally was 222,300, just 12.4% of the city's registered voters. That was well ahead of his opponent, City Controller Wendy Greuel, but a smaller vote total than any incoming mayor since Frank Shaw in 1933. The complete count from the May 21 election, released late Friday, represents another low mark in decades of declining voter turnout . The city clerk's final tally found that only 419,592 or 23.3% of the city's 1.8 million registered voters cast a ballot.
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September 30, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday appointed two major supporters of his opponent in this year's mayoral election, former City Controller Wendy Greuel, to serve on the influential Planning Commission. Garcetti chose former Police Commission president John Mack and former Metro board member Richard Katz to serve on the panel, which vets the city's largest development projects before sending them on to the council. Mack was a Greuel campaign co-chair and Katz co-hosted fundraisers for Greuel.
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