These details are from Copley L.A. bureau reporter David Zahniser, whose story in the Daily Breeze looks at Fleishman-Hillard's other contract, not with the DWP but with the Port of Los Angeles. He reports that the port, for instance, paid Fleishman $10,640 to draft, promote and attend Mayor Hahn's 2002 State of the Harbor speech. The story also gives other revealing details of Fleishman's ways, based on billings to the city:
• $927 for Fleishman-Hillard employee Marcos Frommer to spend 3½ hours monitoring a harbor commission meeting.
• $630 to Fleishman-Hillard executive John Stodder to sit in on Hahn's State of the Harbor speech over 2½ hours. Three other Fleishman employees charged a total of $2,240 to staff the same event.
• $169.74 to former Fleishman employee Shannon Murphy, for reading coverage of Hahn's State of the Harbor speech in the newspaper Random Lengths, as well as other newspaper clippings. Murphy joined Hahn's staff as communications director eight months later.
• $61.25 to pay a Fleishman employee to spend 15 minutes reviewing an opinion piece on the waterfront promenade submitted by San Pedro restaurateur John Papadakis.
One Fleishman employee charged $87.50 to craft a quote for Councilwoman Janice Hahn, the mayor's sister, in a media statement about Ports O'Call Village in San Pedro. Fleishman's $488,000 contract was ostensibly to promote the port, but this story provides more evidence that Fleishman used its city contracts (DWP was the big one) to fund its unofficial PR work for Hahn.