Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Good News For LA! Gerry Miller New CLA!

Roderick over LAO has the story:

Gerry Miller is the new Chief Legislative Analyst for the City Council. He has been the acting CLA and was previously executive officer in the second-floor suite. Council President Alex Padilla announced the hiring today...

Now when the word was leaked that Gerry was NOT among the finalists, I recall reading he was going to resign as of Friday of that week. To my surprise, though, I then saw him in the Council chamber the following week, but as the place was packed due to the DWP rate increase, I did not get a chance to talk with him.

Now let's hope the City Hall reporters can find out what deals were cut. Tough thing to do on deadline, but here's hoping. Miller replaces Ron Deaton, who bumped over to run the DWP last year.

I imagine Deaton had more than a little to do with this. And with a new Mayor and term limits - there needs to be someone on board with some institutional history. And now with Miller as the council's top guy and CAO Bill Fujioka staying on as the Mayor's top gun - we still have people in place who actually know how things work in this city.

Now if only the same could be said for the Times...

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