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Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big
Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big

When Eric Garcetti won the 2013 mayoral election, he did so without the financial backing of Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southwest. As a company that held contracts worth more than $100,000 with the city, Psomas was barred from contributing to candidates for city office under a campaign finance law that Garcetti himself wrote as a councilman. But at a panel discussion on restoring the Los Angeles River hosted by the mayor at his home last year, Psomas President Jacob Lipa picked up a brochure that highlighted a novel way to support Garcetti: the newly formed Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, a nonprofit that Garcetti founded to bolster city...

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