The City of Los Angeles wants it money back, or some of it at least. That’s what the City spent on the Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center above and beyond the cost of the police and other city workers that would have been on duty anyway. The Los Angeles Daily News reports that City Councilwoman Jan Perry is in talks with Staples Center owner, AEG, to try and work something out. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, is also going after the money but in a manner that Perry apparently does not appreciate. Perry, says egos are involved.
“It’s coming from the City Attorney’s Office and it’s not necessary,” Perry said. “AEG has always shown itself to be a very good partner with the city, a good stakeholder…” -LA Daily News