Weekly follows Chick's memo

Controller Laura Chick gave reporters the memo she shared privately with Mayor Hahn's challengers only after the LA Weekly filed a Public Records Act request, the Weekly's Jeffrey Anderson writes in today's issue. It was Anderson's story last week that brought the memo's existence to light and put it in the context of the elected controller, an avowed foe of Hahn, secretly briefing the mayor's rivals at her home. Chick at first refused to make the document (prepared by her staff on their vacation time) public, but did so Friday afternoon, perhaps after consulting with the City Attorney's office. That gave Anderson his first actual look at the 22-page memo:

The memo is essentially a report card on the Hahn administration, including summaries of Chick’s findings from the port audit, the airport audit, a Department of Water and Power “Green Power Audit,” and the Fleishman-Hillard audit. It contains a list of the “Mayor’s Associates” and several pages of criticism regarding Hahn’s “Leadership Style.” It strikes a casual tone and uses expressions such as “give the money back Jimmy,” when addressing money that Hahn’s commissioners have raised for him in the past.

He says the dust-up over Chick's appearing to play political favorites has delayed city council consideration of her request for money to create an investigations unit in her office.

Previously:
Laura Chick briefs Hahn's rivals—at home
Chick won't release her anti-Hahn memo
Chick releases briefing papers


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