Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2007: Lobbyists’ Advisor Hired by Controller

August 02, 2007 | David Zahniser | Times Staff Writer

Carlsbad resident Marcus Allen, who spent two years as Villaraigosa’s No. 2 policy advisor, will receive up to $85,000 per year as a consultant on such issues as the effectiveness of the city’s anti-gang programs.

City Councilman Dennis Zine, chairman of the council committee that oversees personnel issues, questioned whether the job will pose a conflict, because Allen is also a consultant to City Hall lobbyists Harvey Englander and Arnie Berghoff.

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