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Garcetti stays within familiar territory on city appointments
Garcetti stays within familiar territory on city appointments

After he was elected mayor, Eric Garcetti put out a call to civic-minded Angelenos to serve on city boards and commissions. "We are looking for people with new ideas, practical experience, policy expertise and, most of all, a true commitment to public service," Garcetti said on his website. Four months later, a Times analysis has found that the vast majority of the appointments made so far have gone to people who already had ties to the mayor. Of the 84 people chosen by Garcetti to serve on city and county boards and commissions, at least three-fourths are friends, former staffers, campaign backers or relatives of campaign backers.  DATABASE: Garcetti appointees More than two-...

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