KPCC Investigates: Behested Payments

Since his election as mayor, public records show L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has used the mechanism known as "behested payments" to raise $31.9 million in large donations to his favored causes from individuals, businesses and foundations, some of which have won sizable contracts and crucial approvals from the city in recent years. Follow KPCC's ongoing coverage of the issue here.

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LA responds to mayor's record-breaking fundraising

Some LA residents reacted with anger on learning of the nearly $32 million in contributions raised by Mayor Eric Garcetti for favored causes, some from companies that do business with the city.