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Old 06-25-2010, 11:49 AM
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa has been in the news lately for accepting free tickets to Lakers games and NOT reporting them as gifts.

He's a guy who definitely likes the finer things in life, as we have learned after obtaining the receipts for his trip to Europe in December.

The City Controller's office, responding to an Open Records Act request, sent over a 95-page bundle of receipts for expenses incurred during Villaragosa's 9-day visit to Berlin, London, and the Climate Conference in Copenhagen.

The News Blog with Eric Spillman - KTLA

Here's a guy who obviously likes to 'vacation' in style so long as the taxpayer is picking up the tab.

Old 06-25-2010, 12:10 PM
Location: GLAMA
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Tony Villar is truly a man of the people.
Old 06-25-2010, 12:16 PM
Location: Cesspool of human excreta aka DC
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Bring Bloomberg down to from NYC to LA to clean up house. Even Gavin Newsom is better than this clown.
Old 06-25-2010, 12:28 PM
Location: South Bay
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i wonder how much bloomberg and newsom spent at this conference. if the $120,000 was a capital expenditure and will result in revenue down the road for the city, it may have been a good investment. you may be right, the $120k could have been on fancy dinners and random gifts for family members, but such a shallow analysis can be misleading.
Old 06-25-2010, 12:38 PM
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Villar is taking alot of heat from this as he should. Between villar, the city council & the dwp i dont know whos worse.
Old 06-25-2010, 01:20 PM
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Viva King Tony!!!!

Old 06-25-2010, 01:21 PM
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There's already a thread on a very similar topic. Let's consolidate all the somewhat-related mayor discussions into one thread, please.

Mayor Villaraigosa's ticket scandal
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