Maury Weiner was Mayor Tom Bradley's first chief of staff and a key figure in the black-Jewish liberal coalition that helped elect Bradley in 1973 and that was dominant in city politics for awhile. More recently Weiner was chairman of the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation at UCLA. Weiner died on Sept. 30, according to friends — apparently without any media attention at all in Los Angeles, based on a Google search. He was 82.
A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills in the Valley. A liost of speakers includes Rabbi Steve Jacobs, former City Controller Rick Tuttle, Wanda Moore of the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation, Bradley's campaign chairman Bruce Corwin, ex-councilman Robert Farrell and Lyn Goldfarb, a producer and director of a documentary on Bradley's life.
Update: “Los Angeles mourns the passing of Maury Weiner, a beloved Angeleno and a relentless advocate for those most in need. His tremendous contributions to the City of Los Angeles will live on,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. "“There are tens of thousands of people whose rights were protected by Maury’s efforts as a top city official, a nonprofit leader and as an active citizen,” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said.