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“Her candidacy is strong because she was born in the Valley, she grew up in the Valley and she represented the Valley,” Duval says.
Greuel also held a meet-and-greet at the home of Eric Bauman, chairman of the L.A. County Democratic Party. Bauman tells the Weekly he has not endorsed anyone yet, and he’s been asked to host a similar event for Garcetti in January.
Austin Beutner, the private equity executive and former City Hall “jobs czar,” has been building his base of support through a series of meet-and-greets. At a recent fundraiser at the home of a private equity executive, Beutner stressed the need to streamline government and make it more business-friendly, says David Fleming, a Beutner supporter who attended.
Councilwoman Jan Perry, meanwhile, is focusing her efforts on calling donors, says Eric Hacopian, her campaign manager. Former radio host Kevin James has the modest goal of reaching $150,000, which will entitle him to receive public funds and to participate in debates.
The Beutner campaign, like Greuel’s, expects Garcetti to post a big number when reports are released on Jan. 31.
“The first money is the easiest money to raise,” says Sean Clegg, a Beutner strategist. “I’d be disappointed if I were him and I didn’t have a strong second half (of 2011).”
Neat article about how Garcetti is destroying Hollywood in order to shovel billions of dollars into developers' pockets. Oh, wait, LA Weekly killed that story because Garcetti told them he wanted to comment on it first -- his comments are expected some time in 2035.
So I guess Garcetti actually gave LA Weekly permission to write this story or is LA Weekly just miffed because he didn't repay their killing stories about Garcetti's nefarious deeds. .
Typical yellow journalism one has come to expect from LA Weekly. Facts always take a back seat to the truth with this so-called paper.
Eric Garcetti is a joke. He is suppose to represent the Hollywood district. And East Hollywood where I live is a ghetto. I was recently assaulted by a homeless person as I was calling LAPD to help clean up a homeless encampment at Sunset and Wilton. I had previously e-mailed Garcetti's office 2 times in the past 6 months to clean up this encampment, WITH NO RESPONSE AND NO ACTION!!! Garcetti has no business being a councilman, and clearly not a Mayor. He has no business being elected to dog catcher in this city.
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