By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News
The decision by former Mayor Richard Riordan last week to suspend his pension reform campaign continued to resonate at City Hall as a city union took one last blast at the former mayor.
SEIU Local 721, one of the city’s major employee unions, divulged one of its anti-Riordan campaign strategies last week when it said more than 10,000 people who signed the Riordan petition later asked to have their names withdrawn.
To no one’s surprise, a number of those people were city workers.
While none signed with false names and addresses – as had been suggested in a disputed campaign memo – it still would have presented a problem for Riordan in trying to qualify his measure for the ballot.