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In response to Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton's supposition that extra laws aren't needed to quell the paparazzi crush, now that certain starlets are behaving themselves these days, John Mayer says nay.
"I don't sit before you today to ask that you ban the paparazzi. I'm asking you to regulate it, officialize it, tax it, legitimize it," the much-photographed Grammy winner Thursday at a City Hall meeting convened to discuss the only-in-L.A. issue.
"I don't want to beg the city of Los Angeles to give me 1987 back.," Mayer said, per a copy of the testimony posted on his website. "I love being a famous musician in 2008. I embrace technology, but I also believe in thoughtfully adapting it to fit within a societal framework…