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L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'
L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'

Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu took aim Tuesday at what he called "secret slush funds" for Councilman Tom LaBonge, vowing that if elected he would seek reforms in how council discretionary money is spent. Ryu, one of two candidates vying to replace LaBonge, said he would create a task force of community leaders to identify and prioritize projects worthy of council discretionary funds, which have drawn a recent flurry of scrutiny from neighborhood activists. Such funds “should not be spent secretly, arbitrarily or wastefully,” Ryu said in a statement, adding, “Instead of being used to pad staff salaries or bankroll pet personal projects, they...

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