What does it take for the mayoral candidates to make nice to each other? Apparently, the chance to fete kingmaker Bill Wardlaw and his wife, federal appeals court Judge Kim Wardlaw. Hahn, Villaraigosa and Parks got together to give the couple a special proclamation at their 20th wedding anniversary party, Rick Orlov notes today (the rest of his DN column picks up items we ran last week).
Also: Jeff Rabin reported in Sunday's Times that when Parks lent himself $50,000 for his campaign, the other candidates cleaned up since it exempted them from some contribution limits. The only one not to take advantage was Villaraigosa, whose aide sounded as if he didn't know about this loophole...Controller Laura Chick tells PR Week's Anita Chabria that "I hope very much that I don't give a black eye to either that particular firm [Fleishman] or to PR in general" with her audits of the Fleishman-Hillard DWP deals. Too late...Speaking of labor lining up behind Mayor Hahn: He plans to ask the council to require that city contractors hire union workers and provide benefits on "virtually all city construction projects," the L.A. Business Journal's Howard Fine reports...Councilman Tony Cardenas speaks today at the Current Affairs Forum, and councilman Eric Garcetti sits for the "LAist Interview" with Jessica Ritz.