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City Hall East may be named for Jim Hahn

Before she left the City Council, Rep. Janice Hahn made the motion that City Hall East — the white boxy building across Main Street from actual City Hall — be renamed for her brother, the former mayor. Jim Hahn also served 16 years as city attorney (and four as city controller) so he has spent plenty of time in the building. "It's traditional for mayors to have something named after them. Jim Hahn hadn't yet," Doane Liu, Janice Hahn's council chief of staff, told the LA Weekly. "City Hall East seemed natural because he spent 20 years of his career in that building."


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