December 6th, 2011

Villaraigosa adviser urges council committee to allow ads at city parks, zoo

By Dakota Smith
Contra Costa Times

A top adviser to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa urged a Los Angeles City Council committee Monday to pass an ordinance that would allow advertising at city parks as well as the Los Angeles Zoo.

Brian Currey, an attorney for Villaraigosa’s office, made a personal appearance before the Planning and Land Use Committee meeting, saying the city is looking for “innovative revenue sources.”

“We are in a very difficult time, facing a $70 million deficit,” Currey said. “The mayor’s position is: Let’s not rule out any options.”

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