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Marc Haefele -- "the dean of City Hall reporters," as KPCC likes to call him -- suggests in his L.A. Alternative Press column that Mayor Hahn should request the resignation of every city commissioner and reappoint just those who are clean. Tom Bradley did it in his second term, "then sorted out who were there to serve the city, as opposed to simply there to drink the juice. It worked in 1984. It would work even better now," Haefele says.

He also vents a little about "outsourcing" of journalists, pointing out that the Weekly's Harold Meyerson often reports on City Hall from back east and The New Yorker's Tad Friend writes the California "letter" from a home base in Brooklyn (according to the New York Observer).

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