Dodgers owe $240,000 in L.A. business taxes dating back to 2007
The Dodgers’ bankruptcy filing lists the city of Los Angeles as one of the team’s creditors. According to the filing, the Dodgers owe Los Angeles $240,563 in business taxes from 2007-09. The team owes legendary radio announcer Vin Scully more than $152,000.
“As a lifelong Dodger fan, I’ve always dreamed of being in the company of Vin Scully, but this isn’t how I wanted it to happen,” City Controller Wendy Greuel said Monday.
She said she hopes the bankruptcy case will result in the city getting paid what it is due.
“Every penny counts,” she said. “Collecting any funds owed to the city is crucial because it translates into police officers, firefighters, after-school programs.”
Greuel, who said she attended her first Dodgers game at the age of 4, said she does not know what the best outcome may be in terms of ownership. But she said swift resolution was important.
“People want us to be able to focus on having a winning team ... and not be embroiled in the debate back and forth,” she said.
-- Kate Linthicum at Los Angeles City Hall
Photo: Frank McCourt speaks at a news conference alongside Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, left, and former LAPD head William Bratton at Dodger Stadium on April 14. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters