L.A. CITY HALL: Mayor Eric Garcetti, family vacation to?: "Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's 'mystery' vacation" ....
* Daily News: "Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's 'mystery' vacation" - From the DN:
It’s Monday. Do you know where Mayor Eric Garcetti is? It was the big secret at City Hall on Monday when his office put out a weeklong schedule saying: “Please note that Mayor Garcetti will be traveling with his family out of the state from July 25 until August 4.” Later, it was confirmed — after a guessing game on Garcetti’s Instagram account — that he was in Charlevoix, Mich., a town with a total population of slightly more than 2,100 people.
Garcetti spokesman Jeff Millman said Monday it has been the practice of the office to not disclose when the mayor takes private time away from the city unless he is going out of the country.
The guessing game started when Garcetti began posting pictures and drawing speculation he was in Kansas, Wisconsin, Indiana or Michigan. The key evidence came in a picture showing the Pine River flowing to Lake Michigan in Charlevoix.
Millman said the mayor has taken other trips without giving public notice, such as recent trips to Washington, D.C., and Indiana, which the mayor has discussed openly when asked. Millman would not say if the mayor’s security detail was with him. LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith referred calls to the Mayor’s Office and said they do not discuss security details.
Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who became known for his travels, always released information about his trips, including vacations.
The mayor is taking his vacation just as the City Council is returning from its nearly month-long recess. City Council President Herb Wesson has said the annual recess was moved up from August to accommodate members with children who will be returning to school next month.