Port deal scrutiny

DA Steve Cooley's Public Integrity Division is interested in the harbor commission's controversial awarding of a lucrative contract to the former executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, Larry Keller. The Daily Breeze says that the DA's representatives attended the October 15 commission meeting where the deal was approved, and sought a tape of the meeting. The PID looks into reports of public bodies violating the state's Brown Act, which requires that business be conducted in public, and also is running the ongoing investigation of alleged "pay to play" corruption in the harbor department. In any case, the city council is supposed to decide today whether to review the Keller contract.

Also at City Hall: Mayor Hahn is in Wisconsin today for a John Kerry rally.

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