City Hall

Garcettis out of state on vacation again

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Garcetti and wife Amy Wakeland on election day in 2013. Gary Leonard photo


The City Council returned this week from its summer recess, but the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti informed the media that "Mayor Garcetti will be traveling with his family out of the state from July 25 until August 4." There were no other details given, but Rick Orlov of the Daily News says that using Instagram clues it appears that the mayor is in or around a small town in Michigan.

Garcetti spokesman Jeff Millman said Monday it has been the practice of the office to not disclose when the mayor takes private time away from the city unless he is going out of the country.

The guessing game started when Garcetti began posting pictures and drawing speculation he was in Kansas, Wisconsin, Indiana or Michigan.

The key evidence came in a picture showing the Pine River flowing to Lake Michigan in Charlevoix.

Millman said the mayor has taken other trips without giving public notice, such as recent trips to Washington, D.C., and Indiana, which the mayor has discussed openly when asked.

Millman would not say if the mayor’s security detail was with him.

Since Garcetti's election last year, the family has traveled to Australia and Belize that we know about. City Council President Herb Wesson serves as acting mayor when Garcetti is out of town.


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