Government: Many double as paid political advisors, which worries ethics experts. City officials say they keep the relationships separate and avoid conflicts of interest.
February 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY | TIMES STAFF WRITER
“I personally think it’s a conflict,” said Arnie Berghoff, whose clients include Browning Ferris Industries, the operator of Sunshine Canyon Landfill, whose expansion was in the council’s hands last year. “When you run someone’s campaign, it creates a completely different relationship. The perception is wrong.”