because they are going to get stuck with paying the million+ dollar Tab for the Michael Jackson Memorial Extravaganza ... even though the entire thing will no doubt be made into a DVD to be sold for millions of dollars, none of which -I'm betting- will go towards paying any of the reported $400 MILLION debt owed by Jackson before his death nor the $3.5 million for the afore-mentioned extravaganza.
The services provided by the city of Los Angeles:
• At least 1,400 to keep the peaceAnd get this:
• Workers from the to arrange and enforce street closures
• Still more workers from the Department of Public Works to keep the area clean and operating
• Fire and rescue specialists, just in case too many rabid fans moonwalk into one another out in the streets.
And just in case you still think it's disrespectful to the dead to be discussing money like this, a note: According to Zine—who got this information from an official at the Los Angeles Coliseum—the Jacksons briefly mulled doing their memorial there. And they also were considering charging for the tickets.