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L.A. City Hall East building renamed for former Mayor James K. Hahn

The Honorable James K. Hahn speaks during the James K. Hahn City Hall East naming ceremony in Los Angeles.
(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles City Hall building was renamed Thursday for Superior Court Judge James K. Hahn, who served as mayor between 2001 and 2005.

Hahn, who presides over traffic court, said Thursday that his years in political office were “a distinct honor and privilege.” Hahn is the only person who has been elected as L.A. city controller, city attorney and mayor.

The renamed James K. Hahn City Hall East building is a few blocks away from the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, which houses L.A. county government offices and was named after James Hahn’s father. Kenneth Hahn was a county supervisor for 40 years.

The resolution to rename the city building was submitted in 2011 by then-City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who is James Hahn’s younger sister. She is now a Democratic congresswoman.

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