cynicdave 37 Posted February 10, 2011 Report Share Posted February 10, 2011 From LA Times: Rave support shrinks in light of Coliseum official's alleged conflict of interest The head of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission on Wednesday withdrew his support for bringing a giant rave back to the stadium after The Times disclosed that an administrator for the agency worked at the same time for the producer of the trouble-plagued event. Commission President David Israel's pledge to oppose a return of the Electric Daisy Carnival came as two investigations were launched into Todd DeStefano's simultaneous employment by the Coliseum and the producer, Insomniac Inc. "The integrity of the Coliseum is not for sale by any commissioner or any member of the staff," said Israel, who had previously backed Insomniac's events. The company has been staging raves at the stadium and the neighboring Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, which the commission also runs, since 1998. Electric Daisy is a major revenue source for the Coliseum. The DeStefano controversy also prompted Commissioner Rick Caruso to call Wednesday for the resignation of Commission General Manager Patrick Lynch. In addition, it spilled into the race between Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks, who is a rave proponent, and his challenger on the March ballot. Link to post Share on other sites
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