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Maven's Morning Coffee: Rosendahl out of reelection, AEG seeks $10B, city attorney fights with former consultant

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl will not seek reelection as he continues his cancer treatments. In his place, chief of staff Mike Bonin will run in the 2013 primary. KPCC, Los Angeles Times, Daily News, Bill Rosendahl blog

The opening bid for the Anschutz Entertainment Group is $10 billion, according to Reuters. AEG has 25,000 employees and more than 100 sports and entertainment venues around the world.

The ugly fight between political consultant John Shallman and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich continues with the release of an internal memo between the two. In a statement to the LA Weekly, Shallman said of his former client, "I apologize to the city of Los Angeles for Carmen Trutanich. I feel like Dr. Frankenstein who, in his attempt to do good, created a monster and unleashed it on an unsuspecting populace, a monster who has morphed into the Kim Jong-Il of L.A. politics." 

Proposition 32 is the subject of a debate between former state Sen. Gloria Romero and Common Cause's Kathay Feng on NBC 4's NewsConference.

The Los Angeles Times looks at whether county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky was given free tickets to the 2004 Super Bowl. According to the supervisor's office, he paid $750 for a pair of tickets and gave them to a constituent. However, The Times says there is no record that the tickets were paid for.

The Downtown News looks at the pros and cons of the candidates running for the Los Angeles City Council's Ninth District.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will speak at the grand opening of the American Tropical Interpretive Center at 9:30 a.m. At 2 p.m., he will announce a major donation towards the LA River Feasibility Study. He will celebrate the opening of the new downtown Target at 6:30 p.m.


9:30 a.m. Board of Police Commissioners, LAPD Headquarters, board room

  • Report on the fingerprint backlog

10 a.m. Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Council Chamber

  • CM Rosendahl addresses his political future
  • Second reading of ordinance to repeal medical marijuana ban
  • Request for report on searchable database of parking violation refunds

2 p.m. Audits and Governmental Efficiency Committee, City Hall, room 1010

  • Report on energy conservation efforts


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