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Garcetti Apologizes for Recent City Hall Media Restrictions

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At a meeting between politicians and the city hall press corps, Council President Eric Garcetti apologized about recent media restrictions at city council meetings enacted two weeks ago and said the policy will be reworked. The rules, which limited reporter access to councilmembers during meetings, have been a story onto itself, but

One apparent aspect is that the rules were in retaliation to less-than-positive coverage in recent months. "At least two senior City officials have told reporters the real reason for the new rules was aggressive news coverage of Council actions (electric rate increase, budget trouble, etc.) that had angered Councilmembers," said KFI 640's Eric Leonard.