The late Richard Riordan saw City Hall as a place to make deals

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Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan (L) speaks to reporters with Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks (R) during a news conference at police headquarters in Los Angeles, August 1999. Photo by FSP/MMR/JDP via Reuters Connect.

Former LA Mayor Richard Riordan died this week at age 92. He’s remembered as a businessman-turned-politician who led the city in the aftermath of the Rodney King uprisings, and through the aftermath and rebuilding following the 1994 Northridge earthquake.