Concentrated Power in Tiny City of Industry
Last week, the Pasadena Star-News broke the story that the new stadium proposed for the City of Industry was bypassing CEQA. Now, the Los Angeles Times takes a look at the city's unusual concentration of family power and influence.
"Everyone who does business in the city of Industry is required to sign up with Mayor David Perez's company.
For years, a firm partly owned by the mayor has held an exclusive, multimillion-dollar franchise to pick up trash from the warehouses, manufacturing plants and other commercial enterprises packed into this oddly configured, avidly pro-business San Gabriel Valley city."