Rhetoric aside, they could play a major role in determining who replaces Mike Feuer. As a result, 5th District candidates have made it an issue at recent forums.
March 18, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY | TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early in his run for Los Angeles City Council, Tom Hayden vowed that he would not be dependent on City Hall lobbyists for campaign money.
But one of his first fund-raisers was sponsored by Rose and Kindel, a prominent lobbying firm.
Jack Weiss, one of Hayden’s strongest opponents in the 5th District race, also decried the influence of special interests at City Hall, but he has received a flood of money from lobbyists, including Arnie Berghoff, who hosted a campaign fund-raiser for Weiss.
Berghoff is the longtime chief City Hall lobbyist for Browning-Ferris Industries, which operates the controversial Sunshine Canyon Landfill.