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L.A. Mayor Asks Jackson Fans for Money

7/7/2009 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonL.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is asking fans of Michael Jackson to kick in and offset the $4 million it will cost the city to cover the city's costs associated with the funeral and memorial.

UPDATE -- All major credit cards accepted. Checks too.

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Karen    

4 MILLION DOLLARS???? THEY SHOULD TAKE IT OUT OF HIS ESTATE.

1870 days ago
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Sharon    

Oh nice. California is broke enough. Why isn't this being paid for by his estate? Normal people don't get public funerals. Oh, I forgot. Michael was far from normal.

1870 days ago
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Rhonda K    

he must be kidding! They are getting so much money from tourists - hotels, restaurants, you name it. Michael Jackson has done more for California's economy than Arnold, the LA Mayor, and Obama put together! R.I.P. MJJ

1870 days ago
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ocmama    

Ya. That's gonna happen.

1870 days ago
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jello    

THEY NEVER COMPLAINED ABOUT THE MILLIONS MICHAEL BROUGHT INTO LA-

AND I AM SURE THEY WILL NOT REPAY HIS ESTATE FOR THE MILLIONS THE CITY WILL MAKE AFTER HIS DEATH!!

HOW DISRESPECTFUL!!!!!

1870 days ago
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Mememememememe    

JERRY LEE LEWIS MARRIED HIS 12 YEAR OLD COUSIN....NOW THAT IS SO RURAL. AND ELVIS DATED A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL, MARRIED, AND MADE HER A TEENAGED MOM!

1870 days ago
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blucy2    

This funeral will bring in an unbelievable amount of money for Los Angeles economy. All week long people have been pouring into town and spending money on gifts, rooms, food, drinks. The family cannot control the crowd that will ascend and there is no way they could keep the funeral private. I feel bad for LA having to spend alot of money, but I don't think the family can be held to account. This "event" is bringing alot more tourist dollars this week then normal. So its a push. The city will get money back in the form of tax dollars on revenue generated.

1870 days ago
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Scarlot Barreras    

It's a shame that the city of LA is having to ask for donations to pay for this!!!!!!! Stick the family with the bill. They can afford it!!!!!!! It's an all start gathering......ask them for donations.

1870 days ago
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Jeep Fu    

The people already gave the city money for this circus! It's called paying taxes! >:(
If the city can't pay for this "event" they shouldn't have spent the money in the first place!

1870 days ago
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Sally    

Should be the Jackson family. What about all the money coming into the city, within the last week?

1870 days ago
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Ed    

Michael Jackson's estate should cover the cost!

1870 days ago
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Whatajoke    

What???...........The Jackson family PAYING for something???........you gots be kiddin......."it be our rights man".

1870 days ago
13.

Buwahahahahaha    

The Mayor wants the fans to pay up? Oh ef-no! There's plenty in the Estate before it's divied up. Bill Momma Jackson!

Besides, what kind of idot doesn't update his will and draw up funeral arrangements? The guy was *loaded* and couldn't fo that for his final end? What kind of lawyers you got out there in California anyway?????

1870 days ago
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superchunk    

Hahaha,,,How bout Nope. And when the riot starts today it will be much , much more.

1870 days ago
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Sassy    

Yeah, sure let me grab my checkbook......Seriously, he had more money than I could ever dream of having. Not a chance of me giving fpr that, maybe we should donate to Boys and Girls clubs of America or something significant.

1870 days ago
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