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Discussion on Michael Jackson Memorial Costs at Council Again

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Today, a pair of Los Angeles city council committees will discuss the controversial costs of the Michael Jackson memorial, which ended up costing taxpayers a pretty penny. $3.2 million for police, street closures and other services was spent by the city on the Michael Jackson memorial that was produced by AEG, who, as the LA Times points out, ended the spectacle with "All Rights Reserved" on television screens around the world. The discussion will entail if the council should move forward with having AEG pay some or all of the money back. The city budget is currently facing a $400 million deficit.