2 Months Later, Melendez Still Out of View as Garcetti’s Ed Deputy
Eight weeks ago Mayor Eric Garcetti named his new education deputy, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana. In that time, only a few people have any idea who she is what she does or how she’s going to do it. She has met with various board members and some community groups in her official capacity as...
By Vanessa Romo | October 18, 2013
School Board Expected to Approve Marquez on Bond Panel
When the LA Unified board meets in open session today, only one agenda item is listed for discussion: Abigail Marquez as Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nominee to the 15-member district Bond Oversight Committee. If approved, which is expected, she would replace former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s representative on the board, Joan Sullivan, who also served as deputy mayor of...
By Vanessa Romo | October 8, 2013
Garcetti Makes First Education Appointment (updated)
Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Abigail Marquez as “the associate director of education and workforce,” his first education-related appointment. Marquez, an enthusiastic supporter and fundraiser for Garcetti during his recent election, formerly served as East Area director (a sort of community liaison) for Garcetti’s predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa. She is also on the board of Legacy...
By Hillel Aron | July 23, 2013