Jay Z's Made in America Fest May Cost Public $170K
Aides for Mayor Eric Garcetti tell the Los Angeles Times that LiveNation, which staged the two-day event, is required to pay a half-million of the $670,000 tab. The city will pick up the rest.
Expenses stem from services such as police patrols, street closures and trash removal.
The mayor argued Monday that the event provided a benefit to the city that exceeded any unreimbursed expenses. Garcetti says it shows L.A. is capable of hosting a huge outdoor concert.