The Skinny

So, just what is going on with the city council seat being vacated by Alex Padilla? Now Padilla’s predecessor, Richard Alarcon, is going to renounce his newly won Assembly seat and run for his old seat on the council. And why not? The gig pays $170K per year, and comes complete with a car and gas budget. And in L.A., that’s key. Meanwhile, we hear Antonio Villaraigosa is eagerly trying to help broker a deal that doesn’t steamroll council candidate Cindy Monta

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