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L.A. Mayor Garcetti sets up a nonprofit to aid city initiatives
L.A. Mayor Garcetti sets up a nonprofit to aid city initiatives

Faced with limited financial resources at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti has created a nonprofit organization to raise money for some of his initiatives, including efforts to boost cultural tourism, find summer jobs for low-income teens and revitalize the Los Angeles River. The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, incorporated this month, has collected more than $2.3 million so far and will work on efforts to make the city more livable, its economy stronger and its government more efficient. But it could also provide a new venue for businesses, labor unions and special interests to curry favor with Garcetti. Garcetti said there are no specific restrictions on donors but promised to have...

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