Los Angeles Times, September 5, 2010: City Politics Hamper Efforts To Update LAX Concession Contracts

A firm that stands to lose its food and retail contracts at LAX is one of several bidders with ties to council members

September 05, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times

Lobbyists with Areas USA, which airport executives recommended for three food and beverage contracts, have raised $24,700 for Reyes since 2007, according to reports filed with the city Ethics Commission.

One of the lobbyists with Berghoff Englander Associates, which represents Areas USA, ran a campaign committee that spent nearly $43,000 on behalf of panelist and Councilman Bernard C. Parks’ bid for county supervisor in 2008.

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