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Garcetti nominee for Westside planning panel withdraws name
Garcetti nominee for Westside planning panel withdraws name

One of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's picks to serve on an influential Westside planning commission has quietly dropped her bid for the post after an outcry from neighborhood activists. Jaime Lee, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Jamison Realty, had been selected to serve on the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission, a five-member panel that reviews small- and mid-sized development projects in Westwood, Venice and other nearby communities. But she soon became a target for community groups who said her company had a history of challenging or ignoring the city's billboard laws. Lee withdrew from consideration Thursday and has not responded to repeated requests for...

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