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Who’s Who: Mayor Garcetti’s Dream Team . . . So Far

LA School Report | July 29, 2013

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1044017_10151726582699806_213007622_nNewly minted LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, in office less than a month, has been busy tapping talent for City Hall and its agencies – but still no news yet on who he’ll hire for high-level education staff positions. While waiting, we decided to bring you a Who’s Who of all the Mayoral appointments so far. (Psst – for employee salaries check out this Daily News payroll widget).

Ana Guerrero, Chief of Staff
Rich Llewellyn, Counsel to the Mayor
Doane Liu, Deputy Mayor of City Services
Jan Perry, Interim Director of the Economic Development Department
Kelli Bernard, Interim Chief of Economic Development
Stephen Cheung, Director of International Trade
Eileen Decker, Interim Deputy Mayor for Public Safety
Borja Leon,
Director of Transportation
Martha Preciado, Director of Scheduling
Heather Repenning,
Director of External Affairs
Yusef Robb,
Director of Communications
Jim Clarke, Strategic Partnerships
Rick Cole Deputy Mayor of Budget & Innovation
Abigail Marquez, Associate Director of Education and Workforce
Vicki Curry, Associate Director of Communications

MTA serves as transportation planner, coordinator, designer, builder and operator for Los Angeles County. More than 9.8 million people live and work within the 1,433-square-mile service area. The budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 is $5 billion. The MTA is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors that includes the Mayor of Los Angeles and three mayoral appointees:

Coucilmember Mike Bonin
Councilmember Paul Krekorian
“Jackie” Dupont-Walker


The Board of Public Works Commissioners are the chief administrators of the Department of Public Works, which plans and executes public projects and oversees 5,000 employees. It is the only full-time, policy-making board appointed by the Mayor that pays full-time salaries, about $130,000 a year. Commissioners require City Council confirmation.

Mike Davis
Kevin James
Monica Rodriguez
Barbara Romero
Matt Szabo


Daniel Tamm,  Westside Area
Kimberly Rodriguez, Central Area
Max Reyes, West Valley Area
Octaviano Rios, Jr., Harbor Area


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