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Battle Between City Controller and City Attorney Continues

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This is not Controller Wendy Greuel and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's fight, but they inherited a 2008 controversy that pinned two elected officials against each other in court. Last year, then-City Controller Laura Chick wanted to do a performance audit on then-City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's office. Delgadillo successfully blocked it with a court order, but the fall out over private attorney fees for Chick, totalling $200,000, has lingered.

The most recent tentative court ruling was pushed yesterday another month so Greuel and Trutanich can work things out.

Just like the David Nahai drama, this is another tax-payer money-wasting hot mess in L.A. city politics.