Eric Garcetti's 5 Most Notorious "I Didn't Know" and Deceptions Caught by the Media -- A 2013 Los Angeles Mayoral Race Scorecard
Updated below with Eric Garcetti today telling Los Angeles Times he "has no memory" of owning a lease to drill oil under Beverly Hills. Headline has been changed to reflect this breaking news. Updated throughout.
For an Ivy League grad and Rhodes Scholar, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti has the uncanny habit of not knowing certain details when facing controversy.
This happens so often that L.A. Weekly has come up with four of the most notorious times Garcetti pleaded ignorant -- or personally saw to it that other people were truly kept in the dark. Without further ado, we start with No. 4. (See the breaking news, No. 5, on final page.)
4. In 2008, Garcetti played a very shady role in keeping the Los Angeles City Council and the public ignorant about a brewing controversy over DWP's union push to control much of L.A.'s solar-panel industry, an issue on the ballot known as Measure B.