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David Zahniser

David Zahniser covers Los Angeles City Hall for the City-County bureau. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2007 and previously wrote on local government for the Claremont Courier, Pasadena Star-News, the Daily Breeze, the L.A. Weekly and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He is a graduate of Pomona College and lives in Los Angeles.
An L.A. councilman held an $800-per-person fundraiser. The next day, he announced he was stepping down

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander held a fundraiser the night before announcing that he was vacating his seat at City Hall, shocking some who had shown up to the $800-per-person event.

L.A. City Councilman Mitchell Englander to vacate his seat

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander, who represents part of the northern San Fernando Valley, will vacate his seat on the council at the end of the year, he announced Thursday.

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