"The mayor spent 804 hours, or 89 percent of his work schedule, on ceremonial/PR, travel, [personal] blacked-out activities, gap time, fund-raising, personal issues and undisclosed 'security' issues. On direct city business — such as signing legislation and meeting with city-department heads — his schedule shows the mayor spent 11 percent of his time.
'The mayor flies around the world like he's on a reality TV show,' says a former California Democratic congressional staffer, who, like many other insiders, is afraid to be quoted because of the mayor's practice of cutting out those who criticize him."
-- Patrick Range McDonald, covering Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (who was busted for adultery last year) in the L.A. Weekly
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