A huge roster of local bizfolks and pols will converge on the capital this week to push for more federal investment in Southern California (the area has tended to get short-changed when compared with the amount of tax dollars going the other way). Led by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the delegation is aiming at transportation, education and public safety projects – big-ticket stuff that requires federal help. Besides Villaraigosa, the group includes three city council member (Greuel, Hahn and Rosendahl), L.A. School Superintendent David L. Brewer, and supporting players made up of chamber of commerce folks, lobbyists, lawyers, and executives of engineering and construction firms (they'd be benefiting from Washington's largesse, of course). One curious name on the list: American Apparel's Dov Charney. There's a press conference slated for Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Here's more detail from the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce.
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